Thanksgiving Dinner

One of the most important holidays of the year for Americans is Thanksgiving. It’s celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. It’s also celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in October. In these countries, people commonly eat a special dinner. The most important part of the meal is a roasted turkey. Since it is difficult to cook just right, one company has a “Turkey Talk Line”. If you have any questions, you can phone the “Turkey Talk Line” and get some advice. People usually stuff the turkey with bread mixed with carrots, celery, and onions. The bread stuffing cooks within the turkey and it is very delicious. People also use the juices from the turkey to make gravy. You pour the gravy over mashed potatoes and eat it with the turkey.

Another part of Thanksgiving dinner is cranberry sauce. This is a sweet berry sauce that looks like a jelly and people eat only at Thanksgiving.  For dessert, people usually eat pumpkin pie. It is a sweet custard pie and people sometimes put whipped cream on top of it for some extra sweetness (and even more calories!).    Some people put cinnamon or ginger on the pie to give it more flavor. Thanksgiving meals are usually so big that they are impossible to finish in one sitting. Food that is left over (called “leftovers”) is usually eaten for days after the holiday. People will often end up eating turkey sandwiches for a while. Usually, people get very tired of eating turkey after Thanksgiving.