Thanksgiving Misgivings (UK)

Thanksgiving is coming up and I am super excited. I will miss being at home this year back in the U S of A, but I will have my own toned down version (less food) of Thanksgiving. Even though I am a vegetarian, I will still be able to eat. I mean, you haven’t lived until you’ve had macaroni and cheese made with 7 different kinds of cheese. Seriously.

Recently, someone asked me a few poignant questions about Thanksgiving. Funny, they were not interested in its historical origins or how badly we treated the Native Americans but rather, they were interested in the FOOD aspect of this glorious holiday we call THANKSGIVING. As a life long foodie-I was happy to help. For those of you interested in the history of Thanksgiving-I will be writing about that next week. Yeah.

Right then. Let’s do this….

Q: Why do you put gravy on EVERTHING?

A: Because there is NO other way.

Q: It seems as though Thanksgiving is all about eating as much as you can, falling asleep then going shopping the next day.

A. Yes. Absolutely. Duh.

Q: Ok, what is the deal with the President pardoning the turkey?

Look here, we’ve got our traditions and you have yours. That is all. Want to know more? Check out this link:

http://www.whitehousehistory.org/pardoning-the-thanksgiving-turkey

Q: Does cheese really come from a can, which you then spray onto a cracker?

A. Yes. Absolutely. Duh

Q: Is cranberry sauce really a necessary/required food item for Thanksgiving?

A. Yes. If there is no cranberry sauce then I am out the door. It doesn’t matter if it is jellied, solid from a tin or made fresh. Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce is like Popeye without spinach.

Jellied cranberry sauce

Cranberry sauce from a tin (tastes the same really as the jellied)

A typical Thanksgiving dinner

Gravy is G-O-O-D

Happy Thanksgiving! BTW Thanksgiving is on Thursday, November 24. That is all.

Cheers

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One comment

  1. samdfb1 · November 10, 2016

    Reblogged this on Life in London.

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