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Nov 9, 2020

Plans for Thanksgiving?

What is everyone doing for Thanksgiving? Are you eating/making anything special? I am planning a friendsgiving and trying to pick what kinds of things I can make in Japan for this!

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ReishiiTravels

ReishiiTravels

Teacher, Traveler, Dancer -
Currently living in Gifu -
I love Japan, dance, cats, food, and fashion!

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  • JapanRamen

    on Nov 12

    With Thanksgiving not being public holidays here, I find it much harder to find time to prepare for anything and usually don't :(

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  • genkidesu

    on Nov 12

    I find it a lot harder to cook a traditional Thanksgiving meal without an oven, so we improvise a bit. Instead of pumpkin pie, for instance, we've bought these cute little kabocha flavored cakes from a local baker - they're a decent substitute. I actually saw this article on Buzzfeed, about recipes to make for Thanksgiving that don't require an oven: https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/no-oven-thanksgiving-recipes Some of them are hard to find ingredients for here, but some of them are doable!!

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  • TonetoEdo

    on Nov 13

    I'm a Canadian citizen, and we've had Thanksgotten already. It was October 12th for us. A whacky family tradition was microwave turkey. It started because my mother dominated the oven with pie baking, and my dad wanted to embrace North American turkey eating culture. This isn't the recipe he used, but it's close. https://www.food.com/recipe/microwave-turkey-73672 My family isn't big on North American side dishes. We made neeps and tatties smothered in gravy, cranberry whatever because that's what North Americans eat, alien heads (Brussels sprouts to you) because greens are part of a balanced diet, followed by pumpkin pie. Pie is what my family is good at. I think I could fake it up in the oven toaster. I haven't tried yet.

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  • TonetoEdo

    on Nov 15

    @genkidesu A lot of them look doable. Great find and thanks for sharing it!

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  • genkidesu

    on Nov 16

    @TonetoEdo so glad it's useful! I'm glad that other people have tried and tested no-oven Thanksgiving recipes before - I'm sure there are resources like that for just about every holiday!

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  • ConeHead

    on Nov 25

    Thanksgiving is not apart of culture. But we usually joking Canadians and Americans when they do it. But..... A girl I’d met 6 years ago asked my family to join hers this year. It’s kinda strange because we haven’t seen each other since. Maybe we’ll attend considering the circumstances now. Maybe it’ll be good to ‘catch-up’.

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