Thanksgiving is right around the corner...and I am not here to teach you how to perfectly cook a turkey...because I can't. But I would like to bring up an idea that is not "food-related" and a little bit of history is always good...
Where does the tradition of Thanksgiving come from?
"Celebrated on the 4th Thursday on November, this American festival is an acknowledgement of gratitude for a plentiful harvest.
In 1620, one hundred people sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to land at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in America. However, their first winter was severe and their crops failed in the new climate and half of them died due to lack of fresh food. The few who survived were saved as Native Americans of the Iroquois tribe taught them how to grow corn and other crops.
In the next autumn ,1621, bountiful crops of corn, barley, beans and pumpkins were harvested. The settlers had much to be thankful for, so a feast was planned. They invited the Iroquois chief and his tribe for this feast. The Indians brought turkeys and other wild game for the settlers. And the feast consisted of cranberries, corn turkey and deer, along with dishes taught by the Indians.
Each year, the settlers decided to celebrate the autumn harvest with a feast of thanks. In 1776, after the U.S. became independent, the government recommended that a thanksgiving day be held to celebrate the occasion.
President George Washington suggested November 26 as Thanksgiving Day.
The date was again shifted in 1939 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the fourth Thursday of November to lengthen the shopping period before Christmas."
Therefore, since this holiday is about "being thankful", make sure you to put a little special note on the table for each of your relative with a "special thanks".
That way, it is not only about "great food" but also about being thankful.