Thursday, November 24, 2011

U.S. Thanksgiving Day

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.

It's one of our best holidays, as it's all about eating, and just
enjoying getting together.

Well, of course, that is if you enjoy your relatives.

When I was in Spanish school in Chile, one of my teachers
was puzzled by the whole "turkey" thing which is traditional
for U.S. Thanksgiving.

I realized this is portrayed so many times in our U.S. culture.
So, here's the thing.

We only cook turkey once a year, for Thanksgiving. And, because
the bird is so big, it takes a long time to cook. If you don't cook it
long enough, it's not fit to eat. If you cook it too long, it's all
dried out. It takes at least 3-6 hours to cook, depending on the size of
the turkey.

Furthermore, so many people don't cook, they don't even know how to

As for me, I have been through this before. It's no big deal. The
turkey is already cooked, actually, everything is cooked, and it will
just be reheated for dinner.

Thank goodness for microwaves.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

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