Pumpkin Pie in Scotland
They don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Scotland or the UK, but most folks have a fascination with the holiday as it's such a nice sentiment - a day dedicated to being grateful. So, surprisingly, it's not hard to find canned pumpkin in time for the day (although you have to buy it when you see it as the stores do run out - learned that the hard way one year).
The harder challenge is meeting my gluten-free, dairy-free diet. But Stan was up to the challenge! He used this recipe to make the crust: https://alittleinsanity.com/gluten-free-pie-crust-recipe/ but he used a butter substitute rather than the one called for in the recipe. For the custard, he followed the recipe on the pumpkin tin, swapping out soy products for the dairy. And here's a neat trick we learned for the whipped topping. Per Stan: "Refrigerate a can of coconut milk overnight, and open the can carefully (no shaking!). Pull out the hard, gooey stuff (the solids) - add some powdered sugar and froth it with a fork." It was amazingly delicious. So, I got my pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving - YAY! The turkey, on the other hand, was a chicken. It's very hard to find a turkey in the UK this time of year (you have to special order them). Everybody eats them for Christmas. And considering this year we were taking it a bit easy, a chicken did just fine. A chicken . . . and PIE!