Thursday, November 24, 2011


Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving, like the Fourth of July, is not 'our' holiday. However, since moving to France, where today passed unmarked just like any other late November day, we realized that Thanksgiving has become an essential part of our Family tradition - a celebration that can't be missed.

We celebrated early this year with American friends who have been our very own Squantos, helping us to survive in France and learn the local way of life ever since we arrived in August. The turkey was fresh from the market, perfect pumpkin puree from Picard freed up precious roasting space in our tiny oven and the table decorations were gathered from our garden. The last of the moving boxes were moved out of the dining room just as our guests arrived and it finally felt like home.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to your family. I didn't know Picard did pumpkin puree. Can you make a pie from it? As Aussies we don't celebrate Thanksgiving either, but boy I sure love those pies!

  2. Yes the pumpkin puree went in the pie. One box was perfect for my favourite recipe: I used Creme Fleurette de Normandie for the cream and Vergoise Brune for the brown sugar. Came out great and according to one of our guests, the best Pumpkin Pie they'd ever had!!


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