First, thanks to all the moms who were worried about
my Thanksgiving stress.
Hey, don’t worry! Thanksgiving is easier
than Japanese New Year’s cooking!
Just, I have a hard time finding the ingredients…
Every year is different; some shops have some stuff,
and some don’t. The next year, it’s totally different.
My goal is not to make a perfect Thanksgiving dinner.
I just want the kids to taste something traditional from my childhood.
Anyway, Things turned out pretty good after all.
I don’t have to roast a whole turkey because this year,
Costco had turkey breast.
Always, I can get stuffing from FBC. This year, no!!!!!
I tested some recipes, called my mom, and I hope I solved that problem.
Costco had chicken broth, so I could make homemade stuffing.
Again, FBC didn’t have anything.
So, I hacked a brown gravy sauce to make it taste like turkey gravy (I think).
Costco had fresh cranberries this year.
I don’t like cranberry sauce because it’s too sweet.
That’s for the kids, and I understand if they won’t like it.
The pumpkin pie:
I could get the ingredients at Kaldi.
And, I baked the first pie today and it looks like the best ever!
I want to save it for the moms, but I’ll make another one tomorrow
so they can taste fresh baked pie.
It’s worth it! I hope someday, some of my students can taste a real Thanksgiving dinner in another country. I promise, it will be much better than mine!
Thanks Costco! And, Fabio! (He’s the boss at Sapporo’s Costco).
I suggested (begged) him last year to sell the turkey breast.
It makes life much easier at Thanksgiving.
Thanks mom. Now I know how hard it was to make the special holiday cooking!