turkeyWith Thanksgiving around the corner I thought it would be nice to move the conversation to somthing beyond elections and development for a short time. I would like to pose the question: “What are your cool Thanksgiving Traditions”.

One of my traditions, for the past several years, is to cook Thanksgiving Dinner with a friend of mine. We invite our families, friends and co-workers, especially those we encounter that are not from the US and did not grow up with this holiday. Our annual two day cooking adventure requires some upfront planning that starts shortly after the Thursday meal with many discussions on the theme of the next year. We research recipes, gathering of ingredients and begin cooking the day before Thanksgiving. This year’s theme is Moroccan Thanksgiving featuring Couscous with Cranberries and Turkey Tagine. We have tackled traditional menus, Mexican foods and 1621 using only ingredients available to the Pilgrims.

Please share your traditions for foods, activities and any other thoughts about this holiday.