Tuesday, November 30, 2010

thanksgiving in england

i found out a few weeks before thanksgiving that a friend JJ would visit me here in england. so we decided to host a thanksgiving meal for my housemates who had never experienced a traditional american thanksgiving meal.

i asked her to bring tiny marshmallows for the candied yams. all the other ingredients i was able to find in the local supermarkets. i still am amazed how people prepare a whole thanksgiving meal on their own. i prepared the meal over a period of a few days. i did have an issue of storage, but strangely my kitchen is pretty cold so i just kept the dished on the counter. i was a cold thanksgiving.

we prepared a turkey, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing with leeks and chestnuts, candied yams, homemade cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and a friend brought over corn and a pumpkin pie! everything we needed to have a thanksgiving meal.

the turkey turned out try, probably b/c we didn't brine it. i've always left the turkey to other people so i'm not the expert in cooking a turkey.

however i did take the left over and put it in a leek and potato soup. that was perfect for these cold winter days over here.

we had lots of leftovers that we continued to enjoy afterwards just like i would in the states.

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