Thanksgiving

In Britain, there is no Thanksgiving Day holiday, such as in the United States.  Instead, there are harvest festivals and celebrations.  Image result for simple english cornucopia

Until the 1950’s, turkey was a luxury in the UK.   Miss Marple’s character was set in the immediate post-WWII England, so I can say with confidence that whatever harvest festival was celebrated in her village of Saint Mary Mead, did not include a turkey.

Miss Marple was never married,  but she did have nephews who adored her and no doubt invited her to spend holidays with them but since a Harvest festival was not the equivalent of the US Thanksgiving holiday,  she might have had a special little dinner in her own home, perhaps with a widowed friend.

Partridge would definitely be on the menu, roasted with parsnip and carrot and flavoured with sage and bacon.  Any partridge left uneaten would be made into a game pie to be eaten the next day.

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