In approximately two days time I will be sitting down with friends and family having my first ever proper thanksgiving meal. For someone so into their food I know it seems strange that I have never had a thanksgiving meal before but I just have never had the opportunity or particularly cared. After all it isn’t our holiday. It belongs to our good old friends across the pond. At its core its very much to do with America as a separate country. However this year I am going to find myself helping to plan and host Thanksgiving. How did this happen you ask? Well this year has been my perfect Thanksgiving storm.
Well not really a storm but a mixture of being able to host thanksgiving from one of my best friends who happens to be an American in London on Thanksgiving. And the fact that having just returned from a trip to the states I have got over enthusiastic and am now trying to adopt the holiday.
After all if nothing else it is a great opportunity to spend time with the people I love, being grateful and eating good food. Sounds pretty darn good to me.
I promise a full report on Turkey, Broccoli Casserole, Green Jello Salad (yep, that is a dish that exists!) Pumpkin Pie and so the list goes on. But for now, just in case you are planning your own Thanksgiving I thought I would share a few of the great places I have been getting inspiration from for my very first hosting gig.
Friendsgiving from A Beautiful Mess
Table setting inspiration from Honey Suckle Catering
Love and Lemons Vegetarian Thanksgiving ideas
Ina Garten’s Thanskgiving guide
and of course you when it comes to American holidays you always have to check in with Martha
Fingers crossed I pull it off!
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