In my quest for a turkey in Stockholm for Thanksgiving, I decided to post the question of where to find one on the discussion board of an online English newspaper here called The Local. Here are a few of the answers I got:
-Most large supermarkets have frozen turkeys of around 6-10lb size. Ingelsta Kalkonwill definitely have one, although they can be a little pricey. And our ever-so-reliable-in-being-over-priced local butchers, Taylor & Joneswill also gladly take your hard-earned cash for mediocre goods -Have you actually looked in a supermarket? They pretty much ALL have frozen turkeys at the moment... Willy's are selling for whole frozen turkeys for 49.90:- per kg which is not bad... -you may have well posted " where do i buy potatoes" such is your lazyness. if you cant do the simple things then you do not stand a chance in hell of actually cooking the thing. stick to tin food.(This one was my favorite, from someone who calls himself "Mirrorman")
Based on these responses, I find it interesting that neither of the 2 major grocery stores - Hemköp nor ICA Kvantum - located near my apartment sold any turkey whatsoever. Not an ounze.
On Saturday morning, I visited Ingelsta Kalkon in Östermalms where I found not only various sizes and parts of fresh turkeys for sale, but also Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix, and Libby's canned pumpkin puree (for about $13/can - fortunately, I already had fresh pumpkin!). I settled on 2 turkey breasts (a whole turkey for 4 people seemed a bit excessive), and headed home to prepare my first self-made Thanksgiving feast.
The menu was:
rosemaryturkeybreastssweetpotatocasserolegreenbeansstuffingcranberrysaucebutternutsquashcornbreadgravymashedpotatoes AND pumpkinpie for dessert
I grew up in Annapolis, Maryland before heading north to study at Boston College. In 2007, I finished at BC with a degree in English & Communication; spent the summer living the dream in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; and then moved to London to work various jobs for a year. Soon after, I got my "love visa" to Sweden, and have been in Stockholm for over 4 years now. I'm loving this city and life in the Scandinavian world!
the beach, raspberries, swimming in the Bay, swimming anywhere, the smell of laundry, dogs, wine and cheese, windy days, green, scavenger hunts, hot fudge sundaes, taking pictures, free samples, road trips, charades, bakeries, elephants, camping, the 4th of july, bonfires, sea glass, the sound of music, old photos, picnics, yard sales, boat hair, crunchy leaves, outdoor showers, letters