Thursday, 24 November 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to all my US friends!!



Today is Thanksgiving in America and as everyone is busy celebrating this special time across the Atlantic, I thought I'd give a shout out and wish you the best of times from everyone in the UK! Before I wrote this short post, I contacted a few of my US friends to ask them how they would be celebrating this holiday and the responses reminded me very much of how we celebrate Christmas here.

The traditional fayre is a full roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings apart BUT mash potato is the way to go US style while us Brits love our roasties! Cranberry sauce is a special and loved favourite, all finished off with the famous pumpkin pie - which I have never, ever tasted by the way! I think I need to correct that just to celebrate along with you guys... ;)

Before the meal, the celebrations are proceeded by the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and the football. Now, not one for sport, the football wouldn't interest me but the parade I was lucky to see first hand on my visit to New York with hubby and our next door neighbours in 2007. It was amazing to see Times Square, Broadway and the surrounding streets of Central Park cleared of traffic after seeing just how manic it really is on TV.

For me and hubby to have our picture taken standing in the middle of the street will tell you just how surreal it felt, lol!

Anyway, have a fantastic day all my lovely American friends and visitors - This evening, I will be raising a glass of wine and sharing my thanks with my own family to mark the occasion. In the meantime, my lovely publisher The Wild Rose Press are giving away a free download cookbook for everyone to enjoy - each recipe has been donated by a Wild Rose Press author (myself excluded - which is obvious to anyone who knows me!). Cheers!

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