Canadian Thanksgiving..

Discussion in 'Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions' started by Rocklobster, Oct 8, 2018.

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  1. Rocklobster

    Rocklobster Senior Member

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    Canada
    Today is Thanksgiving Day here in Canada..We give thanks for the harvest and the blessings of the last year..Traditionally, we eat a Roast Turkey dinner, with dressing(stuffing), cranberries, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies, etc..I am baking soft dinner rolls this morning, and, I will also be doing a duck a l'orange..I like to send everybody home with containers of left overs..For dessert, GF is making a pumpkin roll as we speak..
     
  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    It all sounds splendid. I confess I didn't realise Thanksgiving was earlier in Canada than in the USA. In the UK we don't celebrate it at all - but our Christmas dinner is more or less the same type of meal.

    Photos if you have them!
     
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  3. Rocklobster

    Rocklobster Senior Member

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    I can's speak for everybody, but some have the same dinner at Christmas also..we have changed things somewhat over the years and have other things like roast beef, lamb, ham, etc..The first settling Canadians have derived their traditions from Britain, and France, for the most part, but over the years, anything goes, really..I like this classic meal at least once a year, but in a few months, come Xmas, I want something else..
    I will post some pics..
     
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  4. Karen W

    Karen W Well-Known Member

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    Happy Thanksgiving! Your menu sounds wonderful. Can't wait for turkey day here, it's one of the biggest eating holidays. I have a pretty good idea of what's on the menu so far.
     
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  5. Rocklobster

    Rocklobster Senior Member

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    Simmering the giblets for stock for dressing and gravy.. 43462903_167588350836351_8384092619277336576_n.jpg
    Dressing before going in the boid.. 43467098_459189911253043_1354497552602365952_n.jpg
    Dinner rolls out and buttered..this is not a low carb day...
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  6. buckytom

    buckytom Über Member

    Is that done on a hill, or on level ground?

    :dance:

    Happy Thanksgiving!
     
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  7. Rocklobster

    Rocklobster Senior Member

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    Canada
    badum, pshh!
     
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  8. epicuric

    epicuric Über Member Staff Member Recipe Challenge Judge

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    Shropshire, UK
    Yes we do! We call it Harvest Festival. Ok, its not that widespread anymore, and probably non-existant in urban areas, but out in the sticks (at least our parts) schools, churches and villages still celebrate the harvest, albeit in a more low key fashion than our cousins accross the Atlantic. Yesterday we held a harvest lunch in our village hall, followed by a church service for those who could still stagger up the hill and belt out "We plough the fields and scatter", very badly.
     
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  9. Rocklobster

    Rocklobster Senior Member

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    This is my second day..we had my parter's family yesterday..I hit the ale pretty hard..was pretty foggy this morning..trying to hold off until dinner time tonight..
     
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  10. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

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    Brighton, MA.
    Where's the bird? :hyper:
     
  11. oddduck

    oddduck Well-Known Member

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    Usa
    I've always wanted to do a tofukey for a holiday meal but since i would likely be the only one brave enough to try it i can't justify the expense.
     
  12. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I bought a similarly a named thing from Ocado last year. It wasn't stupidly expensive but it wasn't good either. But perhaps the Tofurkey you mean is different?
     
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  13. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

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    Brighton, MA.
    Should've had a turducken.
     
  14. oddduck

    oddduck Well-Known Member

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    I mistype i dropped the r, its a tofurkey....its made by a company in Oregon. The same company make tofu lunch slices that are pretty tasty. I hope the tofurkey tastes good. I think last Christmas is was around $14 for the tofurkey. Seems price for just me to eat cause as i said i doubt anyone else would even try it. Hard to be a veggie in a family of carnivores.
     
  15. buckytom

    buckytom Über Member

    Turducken? Tofu? For Canadian Thanksgiving?

    Bunch o' hosers.
     

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