Friday, November 24, 2017

Danke Day in die Schweiz

In my unique Bridgeutsche way, I wish you all a "Guten Danke Tag!" in honor of Thanksgiving.

As a family we've been very nontraditional (and creative, in my humble opinion) in how we have celebrated this holiday in the past. In fact for the last two years we have had Turkey Taco Thanksgivings instead of the traditional bird and all the fixings.

Now that we live in Switzerland, our celebration has had to become even more creative because, well, they don't do Thanksgiving here. The fourth Thursday in November is just like any other Thursday - no days off. There are no Black Friday sales. And unless you want to pay big bucks (~24CHF/kilo) and order from a butcher weeks in advance, there is no turkey. The closest thing I could find to Tom Turkey in the regular grocery store was his fowl cousin, Chad Chicken:

Besides, the standard Swiss ovens are not even big enough to cook an average size US turkey.

And since we are not big on the traditional foods of Thanksgiving, we weren't too worried about not getting a turkey. But Maureen wanted something quintessential American to mark the holiday. She wanted In and Out Burger. But alas, Switzerland doesn't have In and Out, but they do have:
This is what we had to settle for...which made Mo happy.

Because, really, how could we say no to this sweet face?
Do you like her new glasses?

So here we are celebrating Thanksgiving in the most American way we could find in Switzerland:
Gobble-gobbling down burgers!

We are thankful for each and every one of our family members, friends, and Wee Word readers.

thankful for our
whopper celebration
she got it her way
©2017, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.


  1. Great glasses Momo!
    How about "Dankegeben Tag"?
    We were traditionally American with Helen/Tony/Katie.

    1. Ja, Dankegeben ├╝bersetzt besser. Sorry we missed the festivities with you all. =)

  2. Love "got it her way", Bridget! I had a small & traditional celebration with just my daughter and family, but all through the years we've chosen different ways and with varied people. Giving thanks with a whopper makes those turkeys give thanks too, right?

    1. Very good point, Linda! Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving with your family. I am thankful for you!