In most countries, people usually eat traditional food on special holidays.
A special day in the United States is Thanksgiving.
It is always on the fourth Thursday in November,
and is a time to give thanks for food in the autumn.
At this time, people also remember the first travelers from England who came to live in America about 400 years ago.
These travelers had a long, hard winter, and many of them died.
In the next autumn, they gave thanks for life and food in their new home.
These days, most Americans still celebrate this idea of giving thanks by having a big meal at home with their family.
The main dish of this meal is almost always turkey, a large bird.
Making a turkey dinner
Here is one way to make turkey for a Thanksgiving dinner.
First, mix together some bread pieces, onions, salt and pepper.
Next, fill the turkey with this bread mix.
Then, put the turkey in a hot oven and cook it for a few hours.
When it is ready, place the turkey on a large plate and cover it with gravy.
Finally, cut the turkey into thin pieces and eat the meat with vegetables like carrots and potatoes.