Wow....thanks everyone, and I CAN get Tahini, and wild rice. I actually bring wild rice with me from Canada since it is even more expensive here. I usually get a few looks from the customs guys who think I may be importing seeds...and kind of roll their eyes when they open my suitcase and see the rice inside. They are used to the gringas bringing back their favourite foods from home.
No Miss Kitty not Thanksgiving...I am already preocuppied about Christmas... However, there will be a big gathering of Canadians at a local restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner. It should be awesome and here is the menu:
glass of champagne (or other aperitivo of your choice)
and canapes upon arrival
Orange glazed roast turkey with homemade stuffing and gravy
Sliced ham carved off the bone
Caramelized sweet potatoes or yams
Brussel sprouts and green beans
Honey glazed carrots
Homemade blueberry and apple pie
Fresh fruit salad and whipped cream
Coffee, tea or herbal infusions
Doxie...I love the idea of those packages.
Thanks again...I am getting lots of good ideas. I am also going to let the "company" (all family) prepare a meal or two. They are actually pretty good that way, so it won't be so overwhelming. Now if I can keep them off my computer........