November 22, 2007 at 11:00 am 2 comments

 It is America’s Thanksgiving Day today!

So, as an American (not living in America), we will be celebrating… (er, sort of).  My 2-year-old went to nursery, my husband went to work, I’m not surrounded by extended family, and there is no parade to watch!  But, nonetheless, we will be feasting on the usual turkey fare tonight with some of our obliging European friends! 🙂


In addition to the turkey dinner, Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks. 

So, let’s see…. I am thankful for Lidgates (arguably the best butcher in London), which delivered my beautiful, free-range turkey straight to my door this morning. (They also do dressings- I ordered some fresh, home-made cranberry sauce as well). 

I’m thankful for Rosslyn Deli which is where I bought my can of Libby’s Pumpkin Pie mix. 

Rosslyn Deli Logo

They stock an extensive range of stateside provisions, and will even  cook your turkey or bake your pumpkin pie for you! (It is also where I buy my Cheerios, which I’m also thankful for, considering they are keeping the baby happy while I cook).

I’m thankful that my 7-month-old slept through the night for the first time last night (until 7:30 this morning- what a treat)! I haven’t felt this rested in ages…

And lastly, I’m thankful for my cleaning lady who is doing all the dirty work for me so that when my guests show up, it will appear as if I have everything under control– dinner on the table AND the flat is clean! Amazing.

Oh yes… and I’m thankful for the obvious things as well: friends, family, health, etc. etc. etc.!!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Courtney’s Icon-Courtney in London


Entry filed under: Food, Holiday, London.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michela  |  November 22, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    But…what is so special about american cheerois? I’m curious!

  • 2. Courtney  |  November 22, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    American Cheerios (the ones that come in the big yellow box), aren’t made with sugar or honey. The ones they sell here in London are either “Whole Grain Cheerios” or “Honey Nut” Cheerios. Both are filled with sugar.
    The ones from America are sooo simple and basic, and perfect for your baby to munch on.
    (I pay more than 7 pounds for a box from Rosslyn Deli, but they are worth it)!

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