Many foods are associated with a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner. But what do you suppose would be on the menu for Thanksgiving in space? Would you have to squeeze turkey paste out of a tube and get gelatin-covered dessert cubes? No. Food has improved since the early days of space flight.
Here's a short video about Thanksgiving on the ISS from a previous year. Turn off the sound if you find the music annoying - all the explanation you need is written on the screen.
Americans will probably notice that the meal in space isn't quite what's put on the table at your family Thanksgiving. In fact, there isn't even a table. But no long preparation and no dishes to wash looks good!
Thanksgiving 2017. Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik and his crewmates, NASA’s Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency (ESA) offered their thoughts about being in orbit during the Thanksgiving holiday and the meal they will enjoy. On the day they'll be joined for a meal by their two Roscosmos crewmates, Alexander Misurkin and Sergey Ryazanskiy.
Disappointingly, no footage of them at dinner. Mom always told you not to play with your foot, but you can really cut loose when you're in space. I guess you need something to liven up the food.