Even while living in Germany, we celebrated a "Canadian Thanksgiving." I made a turkey or a chicken. We opted for a chicken in our earlier married years, because we (dh & I) were eating it pretty much on our own. We invited my mother-in-law to join us, but she didn't like my stuffing. She wasn't actually sure what it was. My dear husband fell in love with my stuffing and didn't mind if his mother didn't like it. My mother-in-law ate her first pumpkin pie and wasn't sure what to make of that either. It was interesting and fun trying to bring my strange culture into a German home. My husband insisted that we continue to celebrate Thanksgiving. He was thankful that I would go to all the trouble of preparing so much food for him to indulge in. So Thanksgiving stayed an important feast in our small family.
Now we have three children, two of which are hungry growing boys. The pot that once cooked potatoes for the whole family is now the veggie pot. The large soup pot is now the potato pot. Some day I will have to make potatoes in the dutch oven just like we did when I was growing up. The chicken is no longer big enough and a 10lb Turkey will have to do. There is much more food in general. This year I have decided to go all out. I am making my first ever gluten free Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for gluten free products and recipes.
Our Thanksgiving dinner menu looks like this:
Cranberry,Walnut and Feta Salad
Spicy and Super-Juicy Roast Turkey
Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Gluten Free Gravy
Pumpkin Cheesecake(I used GF Graham cracker crumbs and GF Flour)
Jello Salad aka St. Joseph Salad
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!!!