Turkey Time

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone for whom this means something–and to the rest of you, too.

Today I am thankful mainly for the fact that I get to take time off to celebrate this holiday. Over the course of a few years I have managed to create a tradition that must not be missed, regardless of stress-levels. Which, incidently, are high at the moment, wih moving and studying and all. But the 4th Thursday of November is time for friends and good food, and nothing will change that.

So, here’s my menu for tonight. Most of them courtesy of allrecipes.com, some of them tried before, som of them new. We’ll be 9 people.

  • Grilled Turkey Tenderloins. This year, for once, I ‘ve decided against the whole roasted turkey. That will save lots of time, and hopefully taste almost as good.
  • Green Bean and Potato Casserole. A smart mixture of two dishes: this will be the main potato course.
  • Whipped Sweet Potato Casserole. It wouldn’t be a real Thanksgiving without at least one dish containing marshmallows.
  • Sweet Stuffing. In a casserole, obviously, as the turkey isn’t whole. Containing cranberries, raisin bread, sage, and other good stuff.
  • Lime Gelatin Salad. With pineapple and nuts.
  • Buttermilk Cornbread. Making it myself for the first time.
  • Pumpkin Pie. Apart from the turkey, this is what it’s all about.

So, in stead of sitting here blogging, I’d better get started 🙂

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Author: Kenneth Mollerup Birch

Living north of Copenhagen, Denmark. MA in Information Science. Interests include communication, internet, sociology, language, politics, religion, theology, travel, music, and food.

2 thoughts on “Turkey Time”

  1. I don’t think we should adapt all the American traditions, especially not Thanksgiving since it’s got nothing to do with us, historically. But of course, you are excused having lived in the states. And it’s practical how it justifies enjoying a great – and unhealthy – dinner an ordinary evening in November.

  2. Well no, I don’t believe we should adapt all American traditions, either. But the thing I like about Thanksgiving compared to, say, Valentine’s or Halloween, is that it’s refreshingly un-commercialised. It’s just about being with friends or family and having a good dinner–the only people making money off it are turkey salespeople and the travel industry. Which is probably why Thanksgiving will never really catch on in Europe, and why, sadly, the other two are getting bigger by the year. “It’s the economy, stupid!” 🙂

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