Thanksgiving is next weekend in Canada. The day we give thanks. For food.
Seriously. That’s what Thanksgiving is all about in Canada. It has nothing to do with pilgrams. It has to do with the harvest. We, in this great land of ours, are giving thanks for turnips.
And because Thanksgiving in Canada is all about celebrating the summer’s harvest I thought it would make sense to USE my summer’s harvest to feed my family for Thanksgiving Dinner.
At least that’s what the plan is. Although once in high school the plan was to look just like Julia Roberts by getting a spiral perm. That plan didn’t work out. Well, it did actually if by Julia Roberts I actually meant the guy from Twisted Sister.
So who knows whether this whole dinner will go as planned.
We normally have the exact same Thanksgiving dinner every, SINGLE year. That’s just the way it is. We have Turkey, stuffing, broccoli casserole (fella’s recipe), mashed turnip, green beans, white trash salad.
And that’s exactly what I planned to have this year because … it’s tradition. And I like tradition. Except when it comes to marriage and, in which case I am untraditional. Much to my mother’s chagrin.
But this year what with the front yard vegetable garden and all, I thought it would be stupid not to use what I’ve grown. The garden will be supplying the heirloom tomatoes, beets and swiss chard portion of the dinner.
And if those squawking chickens don’t shut up outside the garden will be responsible for Thanksgiving’s four very tiny “turkeys” too.