Giving thanks for not having to cook today

Happy Thanksgiving to all in the U.S.
Happy Thursday to Europe!

Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S.  This is the time when everyone meets family, eats too much, watches football and schedules wisdom teeth appointments so they don’t have to miss work or school (did this once the day before Thanksgiving – popular time at the oral surgeon’s office).  Note to others – consider how much you want to eat the Thanksgiving food before scheduling teeth surgery.

Back to the topic.

Obviously, it’s not Thanksgiving in Sweden, though they should thank us a bit because we are responsible for cranberries finally being sold in stores this time of year.

Like most Americans over here, we will be celebrating on Saturday when everyone is off work.  We order sliced turkey (I don’t have time to cook that nonsense) and make green bean casserole, sweet potatoes with praline topping, cranberry sauce, pumpkin and pecan pie.  The great thing about being the only American in the family is that Thanksgiving is all the food I like and nothing that I don’t like.  I just don’t need to tell anyone about the dishes I’m not interested in (stuffing).

The funny part is that my Swedish husband actually cooks everything.  He’s much better than I am at all these American dishes.  Sadly I can’t return this favor on Christmas Swedish meatballs.

So Happy Thanksgiving and if you aren’t American, go support the day by eating some cranberries, turkey or pumpkin.  Or basically eat anything you like, but be sure to stuff yourself until you fall asleep.