I was wondering why in India we don't celebrate 'Thanksgiving Day'. I just love the reason why the people here in America celebrate Thanksgiving day and the amount of happiness they have is endless. From their busy schedules they just take a day off to be with their loved ones thanking them for all what they have done! When I look back, I have never sat down a single day with my mom thanking her for all what she has done for me. Well, the love was definitely there in each others heart and we kept it within ourselves. Here I am several thousand miles away, blogging about her.
Its not about the word 'Thanks', but about the time we give to think about the family we belong to; children thanking parents, father thanking son, mother thanking her daughter-in-law, friends thanking each other - so emotional to look at!
Well, before I get too emotional let me explain something else that is important during this festive season - Food! Oh yes, when was it not important. But during thanksgiving the variety of food items they make are mouth-watering. Cheesecakes, sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, a whole turkey are part of the thanksgiving dinner. I tried my hands on one of them and here is how I did it - of course with the help of great chefs from the 'Food Network'.
Sweet Potatoes - 2
Butter - 1/2 stick
Eggs - 3
Sugar - 1 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract - 1 tbsp
Pie crust - ready made
Here you go:
1. Boil potatoes for more than 30 mins till they are really soft
2. Peel the skin and mash/blend with the remaining ingredients except the pie crust. You will(should) get a smooth paste.
3. Pour them on the pie crust and bake for 1 hr
4. What next? Slice it and have a bite!
I tried it with honey and dates.