Thursday Thanks


Today, I am so grateful I got to walk through central London with DD, taking time to admire the architecture, like the beautiful Royal Courts of Justice, and just soak up some pre-Yuletide atmosphere. 

This is officially the last day of calm before the storm of holiday mania and panic buying; the UK has embraced Black Friday with fervour, even though Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday here. I am also grateful for online shopping which enabled me to do almost all of my holiday shopping, so that I can look forward to a wonderful and relaxed Thanksgiving/birthday celebration for Husband this weekend. 

I’m thankful for many things, but this year, most especially for the incredible blogging community which has welcomed and supported me over the last ten months. Happy Thanksgiving, y’all. You’ve kept a girl relatively sane.

Now…if you only got to keep one Thanksgiving food for every Thanksgiving to come, what would it be? 


  1. Today was a lovely day, with the Thanksgiving and my birthday all in one 🙂
    I like the online shopping too. I do not like shopping, let alone crazed, violent shopping!
    It’s really hard to choose just one food to keep…Perhaps the corn pudding. I really enjoy the corn pudding. Or maybe the frozen cranberry salad, that’s like a party in my mouth. But then, pumpkin pie…

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      1. Oh, it’s this delicious concoction that one passes off as a side dish, when really it’s a dessert dish. Cranberry, pineapple, cream cheese, walnuts, Cool Whip. It’s frozen overnight and then set out to thaw a few hours before dinner. It’s one of my faves 🙂

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      2. Sure thing 🙂 I got this recipe from my MIL’s sister eons ago:

        Into your mixer —
        One block cream cheese, softened
        One can cranberry sauce
        One half cup chopped walnuts
        One can diced pineapple, drained

        When all that is mixed well, add 8 ounces of Cool Whip and blend well.

        Pour into 8×8 casserole.

        Freeze overnight. Thaw 2-3 hours before serving.

        Serves 12-16

        I hope you like it. It’s a bit like ice cream 😛

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      3. Oy. Yeah, I can’t help with that. It’s hydrogenated oil that somehow tastes like whipped cream, but of course you can’t use whipped cream, because clumpy and weird when frozen, lol — America is strange, yeah? 😛


  2. Happy Thanksgiving! I noticed on some of the British sites that I frequent that they had black friday on them as well – I can’t say it’s a tradition that is a great one for them to embrace, though certainly a money maker! I’m with you on doing the buying online (hence the British site surfing!)!

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