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Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!!

 
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Just wanted to pop in, and wish y'all a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!!
 
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happy thakgsgiving Canada
 
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Carla Burke wrote:Just wanted to pop in, and wish y'all a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!!


Very thoughtful, and genuinely appreciated. :-)

We spent yesterday having early Thanksgiving dinner with family, distancing and sanitizing to the best of our ability.

Today, I washed the last of the carrots and beets and set them on the deck to dry. I worked outside, on the hill with a view, on a lovely, sunny, windy, chilly fall day. The season is winding down; the light is changing; and we change with that rhythm.

Even in such a dyspeptic and disconcerting time, we have so much and so much to be thankful for. Indeed, so much that we are blessed with the ability to give to others. In many ways. It feels right.

Cheers, all!

(Aside: I'm of the opinion that we should celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving AND American Thanksgiving. That would give us enough regular doses of turkey, stuffing and pie to get us to Christmas. For more turkey, stuffing and pie. I am sensing a theme here.)
 
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Douglas Alpenstock wrote:Aside: I'm of the opinion that we should celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving AND American Thanksgiving. That would give us enough regular doses of turkey, stuffing and pie to get us to Christmas. For more turkey, stuffing and pie. I am sensing a theme here.


Ok, that's funny! I didn't realize the same foods were holiday staples in both countries! Cool to know!
 
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Carla Burke wrote:

Douglas Alpenstock wrote:Aside: I'm of the opinion that we should celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving AND American Thanksgiving. That would give us enough regular doses of turkey, stuffing and pie to get us to Christmas. For more turkey, stuffing and pie. I am sensing a theme here.


Ok, that's funny! I didn't realize the same foods were holiday staples in both countries! Cool to know!



Yes, but in my house we are non-traditionalists (and don't raise turkeys) so we we had  corned duck legs with goat cheese - Awesome! Yes, I could have thawed and cooked a whole duck with stuffing, but too many other priorities. The pumpkin pie is half made - maybe tomorrow if I'm not busy canning the tomato sauce...

Nice to have lots to be thankful for!          
 
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Thanks Carla!

We had a wonderful meal, just mom and I, rather than the whole family because of Covid. Thanksgiving turkey, and a whole whack of veggies. Proud that other than 1 kind of pickles, olives, cranberries, and some celery in the coleslaw, all the veggies, potatoes, and pickles and herbs were homegrown this year. We have a long standing tradition to count the veggies on the table at Christmas and Thanksgiving in our family, this year we managed 11, matching my grandma's record with just 2 of us eating.  Cheated, as a lot of those were pickles and I am counting pumpkin pie as a veggie.

I think we spent as much time putting away leftovers in the freezer as eating, a turkey is a big meal for just 2!
 
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Catie George wrote:

I am counting pumpkin pie as a veggie.

If it was homemade and the pumpkin was homegrown, it totally counts as a veggie at my house! My crust  usually contains at least 50% fat from my chickens or ducks and is at least 1/2 whole wheat flour.
 
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