This Thanksgiving will be the first in many years that my husband and I will not be enjoying a turkey dinner with family or friends. We managed to keep up the Thanksgiving tradition even during our years Down Under, where turkeys were hard to find outside of the Christmas period, pumpkin is a vegetable and not a dessert ingredient, and cranberry sauce unheard of.
This year the combination of inexpensive airfares, an unbeatable hotel deal, and a desire to do more travelling are taking us to Paris for a week...so just about when most people are tucking into their turkey we will be boarding an airplane (and I doubt Air France will serve turkey!) We aren't missing the holiday altogether, though, as I did cook a "lite" version of Thanksgiving dinner on the weekend, enjoyed a slice of pumpkin pie this morning (thanks Merna!) and will be spending some of the long flight to France reflecting on all of the blessings I enjoy.
Whatever your background, whoever you will be with, and wherever you will be I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!