Happy Thanksgiving 2021

We had an international Thanksgiving celebration today with 4 Americans, 1 Belgian, 1 Italian, 1 Austrian, and 1 Liechtensteiner, in Würselen, Germany. We all had a great time, and much tasty food was consumed. We made turkey, gravy, bread dumplings, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry relish, and pumpkin and apple pie. Thomas and Ulli brought mini quiches, red cabbage, and apple streusel. Lorenza and Jeroen brought an endive salad and a tasty cauliflower and caper dish, plus some Italian wine. Spencer and Meg both helped quite a bit with cleaning and cooking. It was really nice to celebrate. With COVID numbers rising as they are, it seems likely we will be going back into lockdown soon.

3 Replies to “Happy Thanksgiving 2021”

  1. Since our meeting in Malta I have loved the capers we got there – nothing bland like we get in our stores here.

    In the (so called “United”) States, Thanksgiving was initially controversial – the South thought the Northerners were trying to force New England values (turkey, cranberries, pumpkin pie) on them as a statement of their anti-slavery values. It was even contentious thru the FDR years.

    I expect the US input into the international Thanksgiving designation has been modulated and as a species seems we should be able to appreciate getting this far

    1. I didn’t know about the southern states being opposed to giving thanks. That is an interesting tidbit. Few things in life are without some controversy.

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