Will your plate look like this today? Mine certainly will not as the UK does not celebrate Thanksgiving and it is a workday here in London. This is my third Thanksgiving living abroad and the first two were semi- normal. The first year I had an American friend here host a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for nearly a dozen people here in London which felt nearly like being home. Then last year I actually flew home for turkey day and spent it with my family in Florida. Thus this is my fist real Thanksgiving in England where it will look nothing like it would in America.
Speaking of family while London is in lockdown there are plans to ease it and with that I am planning to fly home and see my family over the New Year. Thus in a month I should be sitting around the dinner table with them and I could not be more excited. Until then a video call with them later this evening will have to suffice though I really do miss pumpkin pie. Take a look at a more traditional Thanksgiving with a few more photos below (these photos are from our celebration in 2016 which I first shared here):
11/26 Happy Thanksgiving (thankful in a month see my family)
And a shot from my Thanksgiving dinner at home last year – not your typical but my Mom made chicken pot pie, one of the meals my brother and I miss most now that we live away from home
While I will not be home for THanksgiving or CHristmas this year I am planning to go home for more than a week over New Years – fingers crossed – and I can not wait for meals like this. And goldfish, I reallly miss goldfish.
What do you think I should be doing for thanksgiving in England?
Looks like you did a good job to try to keep to your American Holiday.
We had a small but great day and looking forward to doing it big next year with family and friends.
Pumpkin pie is my favorite too – you should really try and make it, it is not too hard!
My son also loves the chocolate pudding pie in the graham cracker crust and again not hard at all.
I always make fresh whip cream with heavy whipping cream for the extra special home made taste.
I think you should try and get some turkey and cranberry sauce even if they do not celebrate the day in England!
I actually made your cranberry and pomegranate relish that you featured on your blog a few years ago and it was a huge hit.
The texture of the seeds adds such a nice touch to the sauce and a few of my friends have used it as well to rave reviews.
I never thought about not celebrating Thanksgiving in England but of course it is just and American holiday.
I think you should celebrate it anyways…is that what you did?
Hope you had a great day, I did even though it is weird with the virus.
Happy Thanksgiving indeed, I hope you have a great day Kelly!