At the last minute I decided a year without hosting a Thanksgiving dinner was just plain sad, and I am so glad I changed my mind. I am not a big meat eater, and the thought of cooking the whole bird is daunting, so once again we had braised turkey thighs. My lack of planning ahead meant I had to spend several hours on Friday morning trying to hunt down turkey legs- which surprisingly are not easy to find in Berlin. Everywhere I went and called said they would be happy to order it for me- to be ready next week. :-| Fortunately Rogacki saved the day and had exactly what I needed. It is always so fun to celebrate with fellow Americans (and Canadian, my friend Alex joined us this year), but my favorite part is sharing the holiday and a bit of American culture with German friends, most of whom have never experienced Thanksgiving. And hooray for lovely friends to celebrate with and to be thankful for.
I hope my American friends all had a lovely Thanksgiving, where ever you are! Now the holiday season has officially begun :) the Christmas Markets in Berlin open today!