Sunday, November 27, 2011

You might be an Expat if...

...on the Sunday after the fourth Thursday in November you find yourself up at one a.m. making cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie from scratch, and ripping up bread cubes.

5 comments:

Inki said...

Yes, we do that! Except we can actually get cranberry sauce and Libby's canned pumpkin here in Noraway which makes it easier :-) Looking forward to the turkey, sweet potatoes etc later today :-) Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Claudia said...

@Inki-- What?! You can get Libby's there, and I can't in Denmark? The unfairness.

@Parisienne Mais Presque-- happy expat Thanksgiving! We had ours last Saturday, due to husband's julefrokost ("Christmas lunch" or really, company Christmas party) on Friday last week.

hush said...

So true! My expat experience was in Japan - where it was cool to go on a date to the local Kentucky Fried Chicken in honor of American Thanksgiving.

Parisienne Mais Presque said...

@Inki and @Claudia - Happy (Belated) Expat Thanksgiving! One year I tracked down Libby's here in Paris at the Grande Epicerie of the Bon Marché... but that's a 40 minute hike by Métro from our place, so it's just as efficient in the end to buy a butternut squash at the local Monoprix, cook it up a few weeks before Thanksgiving and throw the pulp in the freezer. Butternut squash used to be impossible to find here, but in the last couple years they've become common.

I was in awe of my husband, who managed to find a packet of fresh Ocean Spray cranberries at the local market on Saturday.

@hush - KFC for Thanksgiving in Japan? I love it! Now that is a true expat experience for sure...

Sylvie said...

After my expat Thanksgiving in Paris, I discovered the good supermarches in Paris in the 15th carry cans of Ocean Spray cranberry sauce. Of course, the Grand Epicerie has everything, even colored marshmallows in the USA section!