A friend of mine recently moved over to the United States and has invited me to his first Thanksgiving in his new home. As we will be staying in New York City, we have decided to go the whole hog and have an all American Thanksgiving to remember.
As far as I know this involves a LOT of food. On our menu we have; roast pecans and butternut squash soup for starters, roast turkey for the main with various sides including, sweet potato casserole, pumpkin pie, meatballs, and any other traditional Thanksgiving Day dish that we think of. I have also selected a wonderful French wine to accompany the meal; Beaujolais Nouveau, which I believe is a favourite choice for Thanksgiving and is only released on the third Thursday of November each year.
Once we have worked our way through the main meal we will then attempt to eat dessert, which will be taken from a selection of apple pie or pumpkin cheesecake, accompanied by a sweet dessert wine.
Thinking of all this food is clearly affecting me and I’ve noticed that whilst packing to go to the US, a lot of my cufflinks seem to be food related. I’ve packed hamburger cufflinks,Orange wedge cufflinks and shrimp cufflinks…
Thanksgiving Day isn’t all about the food though! To recover our appetites in between courses we will be going to watch the 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade where hundreds of giant balloons, marching bands and floats travel through New York.
We also have the game to look forward to in the afternoon, where the Miami Dolphins take on the Dallas Cowboys. I’ll be supporting the cowboys this year with my silver Stetson cowboy hat cufflinks!
I’m rather looking forward to my first Thanksgiving Day!