Planning the Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner While Living Abroad – The Gravy

Hi everyone. Welcome to my third post dedicated to helping you plan the perfect Thanksgiving dinner while living abroad. I first wrote about making sure you have all the right utensils and about how to prepare the all-important turkey. I followed up with how to make stuffing from scratch. Today, I’m going to explain how to make a delicious gravy to top your turkey and stuffing with.


You have to top your turkey and stuffing with a river of gravy. If you want, you can mince and fry up the turkey giblets and add them to the gravy.

In a skillet or wok, heat up 1/4 cup of butter or oil. Whisk in 1/4 cup flour to form a roux. Let this cook for a minute to brown, but don’t let it burn. Slowly mix in 1-2 cups of turkey juices, depending on how thin you want your gravy, whisking as you go. You can also use chicken broth if you don’t have enough turkey juices. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Next time, I’ll talk about mashed potatoes!