Yes it is true. It is already the Thanksgiving weekend in Canada.
Personally I think American’s get kindda screwed on this one. October is the perfect time of year to have a Thanksgiving dinner. The leaves have turned but the trees aren’t bare, there’s pumpkins everywhere, people are high on life, man.
Not sure what got into me there.
But you get the picture. It’s a very pretty time of year, and since in Canada Thanksgiving represents giving thanks for the harvest, there’s always freshly harvested food for the dinner. October brings potatoes, red peppers, squash, carrots, beets and still plenty of fresh greens.
October. The vegetable friendly month.
I did a post last year around the time of the American Thanksgiving on how to carve a turkey so it still looks relatively like a turkey. So I thought I’d remind my Canadian readers about that post so they can take another look at it prior to
hacking up carving their Thanksgiving turkey.
Then I thought … I wonder if everyone remembers how to make a pumpkin from an ACTUAL pumpkin. My friend Marilyn and I spent spent a good chunk of time last week talking about how we’d never EVER go back to canned pumpkin again. We’re thinking of going door to door this year with a Powerpoint presentation outlining the benefits of real pumpkin over canned.
And finally. What am I thankful for this Thanksgiving? That I am happy.
Have a good weekend!