dimanche 25 novembre 2007


Here it comes again, that time of the year when everybody starts getting ready to celebrate "Thanksgiving" with family and friends. Mothers are busy buying turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners and fishing out old recipes to figure out how long the "Big Bird" has to cook in the oven. No matter how big or small the family is, big turkeys ornate the table while the whole family flies across American skies to be once again reunited around the table.

Thanksgiving is a typical American tradition. It stems from the times of the Puritans, when the early settlers were able to survive the harsh New England winters with the products of the land. The native Indians taught them to cultivate corn, and so corn became a very important staple on Thanksgiving day. A typical meal consists of Turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, corn, and pumpkin or sweet potato pies. The family gathers at around 3 or 4 o'clock and they spend a few hours together eating and having fun. After the meal, they gather around and play games or they sit and watch the football game on their big screen TVs. This is the first big holiday after the summer, and everybody looks forward to see each other again.

The day after Thanksgiving, the official Christmas holiday shopping begins. Many people, gather outside the department stores before opening time to get the early birds deals. I have never done it. I do not see the point of getting up so early to spend money. Anyway, I look forward relaxing at home and getting together with friends to laugh and have a good time!


1 commentaire:

Anna Maria a dit…

Thank you Mme. Sauliere for publishing my article. Actually, Thanksgiving was on November 22nd, so it has already passed. It was great meeting with friends again and share a meal together. We do not meet very often because everybody is busy, so the few times that we meet, it is a big occasion. We had turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, veggies, sweet potatoes casserole with mashmallows, and plenty of pies, Yummy!!!!! Delicious!!! I hope your students will one day experience a true Thanksgiving feast!