It’s just my wife and I (and our little dog) for Thanksgiving this year. My other family members who live here are traveling, but I decided it wasn’t practical for me. I worked late last night, flying on Thanksgiving is a nightmare, and I have two papers to work on for grad school.
My employer gave me a turkey, but that would have been too much food for us. I gave it to the lady who used to help us care for my grandmother. So, we had a store-bought chicken, but it was smoked, and delicious. Popcorn isn’t a traditional thanksgiving food, but it’s “new world” just like turkey and sweet potatoes. I don’t know the origin of strawberries, but my wife wanted some.
A certain family member in the background is REALLY into Thanksgiving.
I’ve had a few less-traditional Thanksgiving dinners while living overseas — KFC was probably the closest I got, and I didn’t get any time off work. But I have gotten time off for Deepavali, Idul Fitri, and Chinese New Year.
If you’re an American, I hope you’re spending Thanksgiving with your family, and you have some delicious food. If you’re not American, you need to get this holiday in your country!