Happy Thanksgiving! I wish my family and friends in America and American expats around the world a joyous and bountiful holiday meal, and may it be a day of blessings given for the many blessings received.
This big turkey lived at Heifer Ranch (www.heifer.org) in Arkansas. I worked and lived there as a volunteer from 1996 to 2002.
My last Thanksgiving dinner was at the Ranch in 2001.
The Thanksgiving Day in November is not a holiday in Israel, although I've heard that many Anglos living here celebrate it, with all the traditional foods.
Here is one reason we can't bake a whole turkey. Look at the size of my oven!
That is a 12-inch ruler I put inside to show you the smallness of it.
However, our small ovens do not stop Israelis from being the world's Number One turkey consumers. I mean, consumers of turkey. More per capita eaten than in the U.S.A. even!
I think we eat turkey more in the form of sliced white meat for shnitzels, ground turkey for burgers, cut-up pieces for shwarma, and necks for soup.
But still, I will miss the stuffing and cranberry sauce . . . .