It’s official…. we’re taking the leap and offering our first ever evening meal event at BEANS…. Thanksgiving Dinner. Thought I’d pick something I’ve had some practice with. Since moving to England… 30 odd years ago….. Thanksgiving has been a tradition shared between 4 families. The beauty is that you only have to clean your house once every 4 years. We all help to bring some food, but the host has the added responsibility of finding seats for everyone. Now that the kids have partners and kids of their own… well, let’s just say that the plan is to start hiring a hall from next year.
Our 4 family Thanksgiving Dinner is going to be a bit late this year, as someone is traveling around America as we speak (details chronicled in the BEANS restroom). The real Thanksgiving is the 4th Thursday of November. And then, as you would expect, the holiday goes on through Friday and the weekend. Well, you can’t just go back to work after a meal like that. Recovery time needs to be factored in. The BEANS version of Thanksgiving will be on Saturday, 26th November, starting at 7pm. It is a ticket only event.
The story goes that Thanksgiving is about the Pilgrims (you know, the ones from Scrooby, England) sharing their first harvest with the Native Americans who supplied the seeds and the know-how for growing food in American soil. The pilgrims arrived ready to plant and grow vegetables in their new homeland, but they had seeds better suited to the English climate. Out with brussel sprouts and cabbage. In with corn, pumpkins and sweet potatoes (or something like that). Parades (with Santa bringing up the rear) and American football matches now help to round out the day. We won’t be able to offer you those at BEANS, but we should be able to manage to give you that too full feeling that is a key part of the day.
If you’re interested in joining us, details are below. You can get your tickets from BEANS.
Saturday, 26th November 2011. 7pm start.
Turkey or Mushroom and Lentil Loaf (V)
Sage and Marjoram Stuffing
Roast and Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes with Apple and Brown Sugar
Orange, Walnut, Date and Cream Cheese ‘Jello’ Salad (V option available)
Sweet Potato Pie served with Whipped Cream
This event is ticket only. Price: £15 per person.
Tickets may be purchased from BEANS coffee shop gallery.
BEANS is not licensed to sell alcohol, but feel free to bring along a bottle of your own.
Fruit juices, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee and tea will be available to purchase.