11/27/08

Not in England anymore!

Yesterday I spent half the day baking for the holiday, when it occurred to me, what I was baking made it very clear I am no longer in England!

I made a Pumpkin Pie to take with us on Thanksgiving. Pumpkin Pie was something I never saw back in England and few people cook with Pumpkin there. But I have learned to love this traditional American dessert. However I like it warm, which I am sure harks back to the Brit' thing about pies being hot! The Hubster always looks on in disgust as I eat warm Pumpkin Pie!

Then I baked a few batches of Peanut Butter Cookies, another thing you didn't see alot back home, although maybe you do now? Before I moved here I was not keen on Peanut Butter generally. Then I was introduced to various cookies made with it and became a convert. I still don't love it enough to eat a peanut butter & jelly (jam) sandwich though, and not sure I ever will!

Today we will be spending Thanksgiving with good friends at their home. For the Brit's out there who aren't aware, Thanksgiving dinner is basically Christmas dinner with a different dessert. I consider it an excellent holiday, as not only do we get 3 days off work, but I also get lashings of roast Turkey, a favourite meal of mine.

I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.

12 comments:

Mare said...

And a Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. It has been fun hearing about the differences in American/Brit cultures. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday...good times, good food, and without all of the gift giving stress.

Jill of All Trades said...

Happy Thanksgiving...have a great day.

Stuart Peel said...

Yum yum. Sounds delicious.

Leslie: said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Sarah. Enjoy the new traditions and have a wonderful day.

In Canada, our Thanksgiving is the second Monday in October and we have turkey then, too. But our Christmas is more like a traditional British one.

Winifred said...

Hope you have a great time. The holiday bit sounds good, all the cooking and cleaning people are talking abut doesn't. Once at Christmas is enough for me.

I agree about the peanut butter, it's yuk! Might like the biscuits though as I enjoy more savoury stuff.

Do you have a pumpkin pie recipe? I'd fancy a try at it for a change. Not sure we'd be able to buy then now though. I've only seen them in October. Then again I've never looked after that.
Think I'd prefer the pie warm too, I'm not keen on cold pies. Hot Bramley apple pie and custard, can't beat it!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Happy Thanksgiving to Sarah and Hubster.

pamokc said...

Hope you had a happy turkey day and gobble gobble to you!

pamokc said...

Oh and PS, I got request from my London niece for Reese's peanut butter cups. You Brits really need to catch up on the chocolate/peanutbutter craze. :) One fave: Peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips :)

Daryl said...

I like my pumpkin pie warm too ... turkey I take a pass on but I do love all the 'sides' and 'fixings' but my sister and I make a habit of eating non traditional foods on Thanksgiving .. this year we did Indian while Husband ate traditional ... ALL the food was ordered in and minimum 'cooking' was involved ....

I hope you day was fun and filling!

:-Daryl

Expat mum said...

Well, I can tell you here in Arkansas, it wasn't Xmas dinner with a different dessert! We had turkey yes, but cranberry "salad" which was a layer of cranberry jelly topped with a thick layer of cream cheese mixed with whipped cream. Sounds weird but it was good. Also, mashed sweet potatoes that my little one thought was pumpkin pie (because of the spices) with meringue on the top. Here in the south, it seems everything has to have a little sweetner with it!

East Anglian Troy said...

Rather belatedly (sorry!) I hope you had a great "Turkey Day".

Kay said...

I'm so glad you had a happy Thanksgiving, Sarah. I guess what I liked best about Thanksgiving for my students was that it was not based on religion. All the kids could enjoy it.