Early Thanksgiving

We’ve had a few weeks to get back into the groove of living in States, and other than waking up at 3am a few times things have gone smoothly. I’m back at the family bakery making cupcakes, taffy apples, and bagels. Britt was back at IKEA-Bolingbrook for a couple of weeks, but we are now getting ready to send her off to India on Tuesday! Since Britt won’t be here for Thanksgiving, (and it is the best meal of the year) we decided to get the turkey and the whole shebang before she’s off to the land of curry and chai.

The thanksgiving meal varies slightly from family to family, but for the most part a traditional thanksgiving meal consists of: turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, rolls, corn (and here is where we might sway away from the norm) ambrosia salad (fruit, whip cream and marshmallows).

Just like on the actual Thanksgiving day there was football (American) on tv, although this game was being played in London to try and increase their international fan base. (If you ask me, I’d just tell the rest of the world to stick with soccer, american football is too slow and WAY too complicated)

Last but not least, we had dessert. Pumpkin pie, chocolate cake and handmade chocolate candies. It’s pretty much a perfect ending to a perfect meal. Those of us that are staying here in the States will have Thanksgiving all over again in just a few weeks, but it was nice to celebrate with Britt while she is still here.

Now, it’s time to get ready for carving pumpkins and Halloween candy!

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