This is the first year that I've bought a whole turkey in Australia. I remember when I was poor and in university, I used to buy a turkey because it was so inexpensive and I could eat it for months (from the freezer of course!). But here in Australia, it's more unusual and luxurious to buy turkey, let alone a whole one, because of the cost. This turkey was A$13/kg, which is equivalent to about US$5/lb. Whereas in the US, I recall turkeys being on sale this time of year for 29c/lb !!! Oh well, it was good to have it for the tradition.
This menu has become MY traditional Thanksgiving:
Bread stuffing (baked in oven in a separate dish, like my mother does!)
Sweet potatoes with pineapple (I can't bear to do marshmellows)
Pumpkin and pecan pie with ice cream