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  1. #1
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    Is it anything like American Thanksgiving?

    nancy

  2. #2
    Cheri Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:5072de41$0$22274$[email protected] .com...
    > Is it anything like American Thanksgiving?
    >
    > nancy



    I believe it is. Some friends in Canada are making turkey today and soup for
    the next few days with the leftover carcass.

    Cheri


  3. #3
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    On 10/8/2012 11:04 AM, Cheri wrote:
    > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote


    >> Is it anything like American Thanksgiving?


    > I believe it is. Some friends in Canada are making turkey today and soup
    > for the next few days with the leftover carcass.
    >


    By now we would have had many discussions about stuffing/dressing
    etc., so I wondered if maybe it's not a big deal.

    Hard to believe American thanksgiving is only a few weeks away.
    And I have to start thinking about Christmas! It has been a fast
    year.

    nancy


  4. #4
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    On 08/10/2012 10:57 AM, Nancy Young wrote:
    > Is it anything like American Thanksgiving?
    >


    Basically.... turkey, stuffing, smashed potatoes with gravy, vegggies,
    pumpkin pie and.or apple pie ..... but no green bean and mushroom soup
    casserole. Bear in mind that it is an English Canadian tradition and
    many of us have Loyalist roots and brought it up here after the revolution.


    While it is a family get together feast day, I don't think it is quite
    as family oriented as it is in the US. All stores are closed today.


    FWIW.... we had our Thanksgiving day dinner on Saturday because it was
    the day our son could make it. We had my brother and his wife over. We
    had an incredible turkey (free range). I made the pie dough but my wife
    did the apple pie. SiL brought a pumpkin chiffon pie. I would ask her
    for her recipe but it is her pride and joy turkey day recipe so we will
    let her keep that as her speciality.

    I tried some different wines this time. I like Reisling with turkey and
    my wife likes Gamay Noir. We got one of each from local wineries whose
    wines we had not tried before. Very nice.



  5. #5
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    On 08/10/2012 11:04 AM, Cheri wrote:
    > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:5072de41$0$22274$[email protected] .com...
    >> Is it anything like American Thanksgiving?
    >>
    >> nancy

    >
    >
    > I believe it is. Some friends in Canada are making turkey today and soup
    > for the next few days with the leftover carcass.
    >



    Ixnay on the oupsay.

    I was going to make soup with the carcass, but then I remembered that I
    have never liked turkey soup. My wife had saved some of the drippings.
    I don't know why. They should have gone into the gravy, though that had
    turned out nicely anyway. I made some butternut squash soup yesterday
    and I poured the fat off the saved drippings and added it to the soup. I
    think it was one of my best squash soups. Since I follow a technique
    rather than a recipe, my soup is not always the same.




  6. #6
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    On 08/10/2012 12:49 PM, Nancy Young wrote:

    > Hard to believe American thanksgiving is only a few weeks away.
    > And I have to start thinking about Christmas! It has been a fast
    > year.


    Actually, not just a few weeks.... more like 6 weeks?


  7. #7
    Michel Boucher Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:UHIcs.27542$[email protected]:

    > Bear in mind that it is an English Canadian tradition and
    > many of us have Loyalist roots and brought it up here after
    > the revolution.
    >
    > While it is a family get together feast day, I don't think it
    > is quite as family oriented as it is in the US. All stores are
    > closed today.


    In Québec, for many years, it was a religious holiday as was Labour
    Day.

    Also, the harvest is 2 weeks earlier in the Saint-Laurent valley as
    compared to Southern None-tario. This accounts for the difference
    in latitude and climate.

    We never did Thanksgiving (my parents were [thankfully] not
    religious). It was just a long weekend. My favourite though was
    Easter (four days off). Now that I am retired, every day is
    Tuesday.

    --

    Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected
    from happening.

    -- Barbara Tober


  8. #8
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    "Dave Smith" wrote in message news:bLIcs.42757$[email protected]..

    On 08/10/2012 12:49 PM, Nancy Young wrote:

    > Hard to believe American thanksgiving is only a few weeks away.
    > And I have to start thinking about Christmas! It has been a fast
    > year.


    Actually, not just a few weeks.... more like 6 weeks?

    *************
    The "holidays" will be here before we know it. I've already seen Christmas
    decorations in stores and it's only October.

    Jill


  9. #9
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    On 08/10/2012 7:05 PM, Michel Boucher wrote:
    > Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:UHIcs.27542$[email protected]:
    >
    >> Bear in mind that it is an English Canadian tradition and
    >> many of us have Loyalist roots and brought it up here after
    >> the revolution.
    >>
    >> While it is a family get together feast day, I don't think it
    >> is quite as family oriented as it is in the US. All stores are
    >> closed today.

    >
    > In Québec, for many years, it was a religious holiday as was Labour
    > Day.
    >
    > Also, the harvest is 2 weeks earlier in the Saint-Laurent valley as
    > compared to Southern None-tario. This accounts for the difference
    > in latitude and climate.
    >
    > We never did Thanksgiving (my parents were [thankfully] not
    > religious). It was just a long weekend. My favourite though was
    > Easter (four days off). Now that I am retired, every day is
    > Tuesday.
    >



    My parents were not religious either, but we always did Thanksgiving. I
    am not at all religious, and we always do it.

  10. #10
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    On 08/10/2012 7:12 PM, jmcquown wrote:
    > "Dave Smith" wrote in message news:bLIcs.42757$[email protected]..
    >
    > On 08/10/2012 12:49 PM, Nancy Young wrote:
    >
    >> Hard to believe American thanksgiving is only a few weeks away.
    >> And I have to start thinking about Christmas! It has been a fast
    >> year.

    >
    > Actually, not just a few weeks.... more like 6 weeks?
    >
    > *************
    > The "holidays" will be here before we know it. I've already seen
    > Christmas decorations in stores and it's only October.
    >


    IMO, that takes a lot of the fun out of the holidays.


  11. #11
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    On 10/8/2012 6:44 PM, Dave Smith wrote:
    > On 08/10/2012 10:57 AM, Nancy Young wrote:
    >> Is it anything like American Thanksgiving?
    >>

    >
    > Basically.... turkey, stuffing, smashed potatoes with gravy, vegggies,
    > pumpkin pie and.or apple pie ..... but no green bean and mushroom soup
    > casserole. Bear in mind that it is an English Canadian tradition and
    > many of us have Loyalist roots and brought it up here after the revolution.
    >
    >
    > While it is a family get together feast day, I don't think it is quite
    > as family oriented as it is in the US. All stores are closed today.
    >
    >
    > FWIW.... we had our Thanksgiving day dinner on Saturday because it was
    > the day our son could make it. We had my brother and his wife over. We
    > had an incredible turkey (free range). I made the pie dough but my wife
    > did the apple pie. SiL brought a pumpkin chiffon pie. I would ask her
    > for her recipe but it is her pride and joy turkey day recipe so we will
    > let her keep that as her speciality.
    >
    > I tried some different wines this time. I like Reisling with turkey and
    > my wife likes Gamay Noir. We got one of each from local wineries whose
    > wines we had not tried before. Very nice.
    >
    >

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of our Canadian folk here!


  12. #12
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    On 10/8/2012 12:49 PM, Nancy Young wrote:
    > On 10/8/2012 11:04 AM, Cheri wrote:
    >> "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote

    >
    >>> Is it anything like American Thanksgiving?

    >
    >> I believe it is. Some friends in Canada are making turkey today and soup
    >> for the next few days with the leftover carcass.
    >>

    >
    > By now we would have had many discussions about stuffing/dressing
    > etc., so I wondered if maybe it's not a big deal.
    >
    > Hard to believe American thanksgiving is only a few weeks away.
    > And I have to start thinking about Christmas! It has been a fast
    > year.


    It really brings it to focus when you say it THAT way! Thanksgiving
    only weeks away. Oh ****, and a big bday for me this year, too. lol


  13. #13
    George M. Middius Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    Dave Smith wrote:

    > > Christmas decorations in stores and it's only October.


    > IMO, that takes a lot of the fun out of the holidays.


    It's just the Big American Marketing Machine at work. Try to wall it
    off from your own holiday experience.


  14. #14
    Ema Nymton Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    On 10/8/2012 10:04 AM, Cheri wrote:

    > I believe it is. Some friends in Canada are making turkey today and soup
    > for the next few days with the leftover carcass.
    >
    > Cheri


    One of my friends posted a photo of her turkey, and it was covered with
    bacon. I will go back and read more, if I have time this afternoon.

    Becca

  15. #15
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    On Tue, 09 Oct 2012 09:55:20 -0500, Ema Nymton <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On 10/8/2012 10:04 AM, Cheri wrote:
    >
    >> I believe it is. Some friends in Canada are making turkey today and soup
    >> for the next few days with the leftover carcass.
    >>
    >> Cheri

    >
    >One of my friends posted a photo of her turkey, and it was covered with
    >bacon. I will go back and read more, if I have time this afternoon.
    >
    >Becca


    I don't think that's a very complimentary combination. I guess it
    would depend on how one seasons the turkey, I'd find bacon and poultry
    seasoning disgusting. I've had good smoked turkey but not bacon
    flavored. I'm not a fan of bacon, I really don't know why people are
    so fond of it, I find it highly over rated. I once laid bacon across
    a meat loaf, never again. I think it has to be at least twenty years
    since the last time I ate bacon. I don't care for breakfast sausage
    either. For breakfast I enjoy a ham steak, or fried Spam!

  16. #16
    Ema Nymton Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    On 10/9/2012 12:09 PM, Brooklyn1 wrote:

    > I don't think that's a very complimentary combination. I guess it
    > would depend on how one seasons the turkey, I'd find bacon and poultry
    > seasoning disgusting. I've had good smoked turkey but not bacon
    > flavored. I'm not a fan of bacon, I really don't know why people are
    > so fond of it, I find it highly over rated. I once laid bacon across
    > a meat loaf, never again. I think it has to be at least twenty years
    > since the last time I ate bacon. I don't care for breakfast sausage
    > either. For breakfast I enjoy a ham steak, or fried Spam!


    My favorite part of a roasted turkey is the crispy, brown skin. I would
    not cover the turkey with bacon, because it would ruin the skin, at
    least for me.

    Becca



  17. #17
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    On 10/9/2012 9:46 AM, Ema Nymton wrote:
    > On 10/9/2012 12:09 PM, Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    >> I don't think that's a very complimentary combination. I guess it
    >> would depend on how one seasons the turkey, I'd find bacon and poultry
    >> seasoning disgusting. I've had good smoked turkey but not bacon
    >> flavored. I'm not a fan of bacon, I really don't know why people are
    >> so fond of it, I find it highly over rated. I once laid bacon across
    >> a meat loaf, never again. I think it has to be at least twenty years
    >> since the last time I ate bacon. I don't care for breakfast sausage
    >> either. For breakfast I enjoy a ham steak, or fried Spam!

    >
    > My favorite part of a roasted turkey is the crispy, brown skin. I would
    > not cover the turkey with bacon, because it would ruin the skin, at
    > least for me.


    One thanksgiving, we had my in-laws over for dinner. I had roasted a
    turkey and oh boy, was it gonna be great! It was quite a shock when mom
    and pop took it on themselves to work the turkey over and remove all
    that unhealthy, fatty, skin. My eyes could not comprehend seeing that
    bird stripped bare in the pan. That was the last time such a thing was
    to happen to me. Later that evening, my son helped me bury the bodies
    under the autumn moon...

    >
    > Becca
    >
    >



  18. #18
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    On Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:46:33 -0500, Ema Nymton <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On 10/9/2012 12:09 PM, Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    >> I don't think that's a very complimentary combination. I guess it
    >> would depend on how one seasons the turkey, I'd find bacon and poultry
    >> seasoning disgusting. I've had good smoked turkey but not bacon
    >> flavored. I'm not a fan of bacon, I really don't know why people are
    >> so fond of it, I find it highly over rated. I once laid bacon across
    >> a meat loaf, never again. I think it has to be at least twenty years
    >> since the last time I ate bacon. I don't care for breakfast sausage
    >> either. For breakfast I enjoy a ham steak, or fried Spam!

    >
    >My favorite part of a roasted turkey is the crispy, brown skin. I would
    >not cover the turkey with bacon, because it would ruin the skin, at
    >least for me.
    >
    >Becca


    Me too... I wouldn't want bacony breasts, I'd like breasts slathered
    with honey butter.

  19. #19
    Chemo Guest

    Default Re: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    On Oct 9, 2:14*pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > On Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:46:33 -0500, Ema Nymton <EmaNym...@comcast.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >On 10/9/2012 12:09 PM, Brooklyn1 wrote:

    >
    > >> I don't think that's a very complimentary combination. *I guess it
    > >> would depend on how one seasons the turkey, I'd find bacon and poultry
    > >> seasoning disgusting. *I've had good smoked turkey but not bacon
    > >> flavored. *I'm not a fan of bacon, I really don't know why people are
    > >> so fond of it, I find it highly over rated. *I once laid bacon across
    > >> a meat loaf, never again. *I think it has to be at least twenty years
    > >> since the last time I ate bacon. *I don't care for breakfast sausage
    > >> either. *For breakfast I enjoy a ham steak, or fried Spam!

    >
    > >My favorite part of a roasted turkey is the crispy, brown skin. I would
    > >not cover the turkey with bacon, because it would ruin the skin, at
    > >least for me.

    >
    > >Becca

    >
    > Me too... I *wouldn't want bacony breasts, I'd like breasts slathered
    > with honey butter.


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