Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving in Germany

Unlike Halloween, Thanksgiving is not really on the German radar at all. So when hubby went back to the U.S. last month, we had him bring the necessary items for an American Thanksgiving feast. Turkeys they have here...I was surprised that it was already all trussed up and even had the little "pop-up it's done" thingy on it. I had brought our Turkey Roasting pan from America, so we were all set with that.

Hubby was assigned to bring back Libby's Pumpkin, Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce, Arnold's Corn Bread Stuffing Bread cubes, and Karo Corn Syrup (for Pecan Pie).

Germans do not have frozen pie crusts at their grocer's freezer and do not sell pie pans! We had one with us and used a tart pan for the other pie.

We ended up having:
  • Turkey
  • Giblet gravy
  • Cornbread Stuffing
  • Baby Peas
  • Broccoli
  • Crescent Rolls
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Fruit Salad
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Pecan Pie

I discovered at the last minute that the stuffing pan would not fit in the oven with the we asked our Landlord/Neighbor if we could use her oven. As we were eating earlier it was not a problem.

The only nod to Germany was that we used Nuremberger sausages in the stuffing instead of Jimmy Dean!

(unfortunately picture was taken after turkey was carved)


Bath said...

So, you had Thanksgiving early?

The Proverbs 31 Woman said...

I pray that your year was full of joy and success and that 2010 will bring favor and prosperity.

Anonymous said...

That's funny. I am from Germany and have learned how to make a turkey and stuffing these past years I have been living in the USA. It's so much fun!!!

Torsten said...

If you ever find authentic american pie pans in Germany - let me know! I´ve searched for one, but no chance. Would be a great gift for my wife.

Apart from that: I hope you enjoy living here and all the best for 2010!