Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

There is one more week until Thanksgiving. I think it is time to get moving.

This will be my first Thanksgiving at home. For the first two years in the US, I didn’t really celebrate Thanksgiving. I didn’t know what Thanksgiving was, and I didn’t pay too much attention about it. I just used the long-weekend holiday to have some fun and relax. In my third year in the US, I went to a family friend’s house. I had my first turkey, and my first Thanksgiving meal. Even through the friends are Chinese, but the meal was nice. My fourth Thanksgiving was with Bryan. We were dating at the time. I went to his parents’ house. Bryan is Salvadorian, so they don’t have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Instead, they have lunch. I had a incredible turkey sandwich. That has to be one of the best sandwiches. And later, we went to Bryan’s friend’s family for a traditional American meal. In there, I had my first dry turkey, but I also discover my love with green bean casserole. Hahaha… Last few years, Bryan and I had our Thanksgiving lunches with Bryan’s family and dinners at a friend’s house.

This year, I will be hosting my very own Thanksgiving meal. My sister has just came to the US, so I finally have family in the country. And, we can celebrate Thanksgiving together. The dinner will just be Bryan, my sister and me, but I am still very excited. I have my menu all planned out. I have bought the turkey already. It is a 7-lb little turkey. And, I just finished organizing all the recipes, and writing down the shopping list.


Lokness 2010 Thanksgiving Menu:


Hong Kong Style Borscht Soup (New recipe)

Main Course:

Roast Turkey (My first turkey)

Side Dishes:

Green Bean Casserole (New recipe)

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Dinner Rolls (Store bought)


Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes (For my in-laws’ Thanksgiving lunch)

I can’t wait until next Thursday! If my Thanksgiving dinner came out good, I will post some of the successful recipes.

4 thoughts on “Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

  1. wow….The Thanksgiving dinner arrangement sounds nice~
    I can’t wait for my first Thanksgiving Day too~~

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