Happy Thanksgiving!

Image from We Heart It.

While we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving over here, I know a lot of you are based in the US so I just wanted to greet everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I’ve always wanted to try the traditional Thanksgiving dishes that I see on TV shows like stuffed turkey. Incidentally, it’s also a long weekend for us – Monday is a non-working holiday because November 30 is Bonifacio Day (the birthday of one of our heroes, Andres Bonifacio). They moved the holiday to Monday so we’ll have a long weekend. Anyway, I hope you’re all enjoying the festivities!

Head on over to Angieville, where Angie has a post discussing books that she’s grateful for. Off the top of my head, I told her that I’m thankful for Harry Potter, the Chronicles of Narnia and the Queen’s Thief series.

12 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. I’ve never eaten the stuffing out of the turkey. It usually tastes blah! Normally people make a side dish of stuffing. You could make it for sure and make chicken or turkey to go with it. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the happy wishes. I hope you have a great long weekend too!

    • Carin, the stuffing doesn’t taste good? 😦 But at least there’s a side dish for the stuffing. Does the turkey taste good though? I’m curious.

      I hope you’ll have a Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚ Are you planning anything special this weekend?

  2. Our thanksgiving was last month in Canada but it’s nice to see all the thanksgiving posts.

    Have a fabulous holiday when it comes around πŸ™‚

    • Hey Bella, I think I realized that Thanksgiving is celebrated earlier in Canada when I saw the tweets last month. It’s nice to see holiday posts even when you don’t celebrate them, right? πŸ™‚

    • Hi Judith! Erm no traditions for Bonifacio Day, it’s just a time off from the usual aspects of life (work or school). We celebrate a lot of heroes so we have non-working holidays scattered all over the year.

  3. As I don’t have family in the very large city that I live in Chachic, I am thankful for (my daughter of course!) and my books and blogger friends!
    I hope you have a nice long weekend! πŸ™‚
    Amy

  4. When we lived outside the US, my dad would try REALLY HARD to get a turkey for Thanksgiving. Like in Nepal, some villagers tried to find him a turkey and showed him some bird that was totally wrong, or selling him frozen birds that turned out to be rotten, or the one time he DID get a turkey, it was a LIVE ONE. Sold it to him with it’s mate, who we discovered to be pregnant. And then us kids (2-3 years old at the time), loved the birds so much he couldn’t kill them, and so they took up residence in our garden, the father bird leading his chicks proudly, and curious people would stand at the gate staring at this like it was a zoo. They slept in our garage until a fox came in one night and stole the mother. After that the guard had to let them into his guardhouse overnight. I think eventually my dad gave the turkeys to a girl in his office.

    I’ve had stuffing from inside the bird. If it’s done right, it ends up moister than the stuffing made as a side dish. Usually we make both – for the bird, and extra. Stuffing in general = very popular and is eaten quickly.

    • Janice, your dad’s exploits to get a turkey for the family are hilarious. Your poor dad! I like the story about the turkey that ended up as your pet. πŸ˜›

      Maybe it would’ve been better to substitute some other bird for the turkey? Like here in the Philippines, I don’t think we actually have turkeys here.

      Stuffing sounds delicious!

  5. I personally don’t think your missing much with the turkey and stuffing part. My family actually eats roast beef because known of us like turkey that much. My favorite part is the pumpkin pie.

    • Hey, I like roast beef too! Pumpkin pie sounds really good. We don’t have pumpkins over here (we have squash, which is similar I think?) so I’ve never tried pumpkin pie.

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