What’s on your Thanksgiving menu? I’ll go first, I like going first.

2 woodcock, 2 pheasant, 2 ducks, 2 pigeons, string beans, salad, sweet potatoes, baked apples… and a pear tree.

I’m in England and I’m pretty sure they don’t celebrate the pilgrims escape from England and visit to the new world. But I had a lovely hunt in the British countryside and there are lots of birds hanging from the fire escape and waiting to be plucked here in London.

See? I never change. Except for the British accent I’m developing.

It will certainly be different from my Last Thanksgiving but I think a feast of wild birds is good to have once in a while. It keeps life exotic.

If you’re looking for some last minute inspiration, here are some ideas from me to you:

Brine your turkey! Brine 1 or Brine 2

An alternative to turkey? Braised Pheasant Legs with Cabbage & Grapes

Life is better with Badass Biscuits

Sides like Winter Squash and Brussels Sprouts

And dessert… or as they say here in England.. Puddings:

Pumpkin Custards

Heirloom Apple Pie

Baked Caramelized Crab Apples

Quince Four Ways

And don’t forget the Turkey Stock when you’re finished, (aka liquid gold)!

So what’s on your menu this year dahlings?