DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Teri Hatcher is preparing for a strange Thanksgiving Day (24NOV05) meal with her daughter EMERSON - they'll celebrate America's big day on a plane trip to Europe.

The actress won't be giving up her annual Thanksgiving Day meal, even though she won't be at home to enjoy it.

She explains, "I love to cook, I'm a big cook, I have everybody over, but this year we're actually travelling and so I'm going to make Thanksgiving dinner the night before and pack it up in one of those hot boxes that they bring the pizza in and bring it on the plane.

"I'm going to Europe so they won't be having Thanksgiving. We're going to eat it on the plane, we're going to have cranberry sauce and turkey and stuffing on the plane.

"As long as the food is cooked you can bring it on the plane. I know these things.

"So that's what I'm doing and then I'm going to make up for it at Christmas. I'll probably do the big Christmas Eve dinner."