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Old 10-08-2010, 05:14 PM   #1
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Canadian Thanksgiving!

I know my American friends here are anxiously awaiting your "Turkey Day" next month. However, my Canadian counterparts and I are getting ready for this weekend. Our Thanksgiving is the second Monday in October, as in this Monday, the 11th!

We celebrated with my sister last weekend, in combination with my birthday); however, we are having DH's parents over on Sunday.

Since everyone is more of a ham fan than turkey, I am going to do a shank coated in a mixture of brown sugar, cloves and dry mustard. I am going to do scalloped potatoes, peas and glazed carrots. My MIL is bringing a salad and buns. Dessert is going to be a banana split ice cream pie!

Any other Canucks out there with holiday plans?

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Old 10-08-2010, 05:17 PM   #2
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Your dinner sounds delicious.
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Happy Thanksgiving!
A meal like that is almost worth putting up with your MIL! J/K!
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A meal like that is almost worth putting up with your MIL! J/K!

I actually get along really well with mine....at least since she finally forgave me for eloping with her son! (I still don't think she really believes it was HIS idea!).
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:19 PM   #5
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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Are there any traditional pies associated with Canadian Thanksgiving?
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I actually get along really well with mine....at least since she finally forgave me for eloping with her son! (I still don't think she really believes it was HIS idea!).

I do too! I got the better deal in the In-Laws dept.
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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Are there any traditional pies associated with Canadian Thanksgiving?
What, you don't think banana split ice cream pie is traditional enough?

Pumpkin and apple pies are quite standard this time of year. As is the turkey (or ham), stuffing, all the trimmings, just like south of our border.

Are there any other Canadians out there? Alix? Ella?
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My family, from the upper midwest, never has been drawn in to the "traditional" Thanksgiving fare. For more than one hundred years now, family gatherings are marked by oyster dressing, scalloped corn and gooseberry pie. This year I'm modifying it and baking a combined sour cherry and gooseberry pie, a recipe I found from about 1920.

Yes, it's tart, but in a good way with a lattice top and nice, sweet syrup made from stevia (0 carbs, 0 calories, 0 sugars).

So, I was just wondering whether your family looked forward to something "less traditional" but traditional for your particular family?
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...Dessert is going to be a banana split ice cream pie!...
You couldn't mention this a little earlier? We're going to have to drive like maniacs now!

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...Are there any other Canadians out there? Alix? Ella?
They're busy shopping for Thanksgiving dinner!

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Old 10-08-2010, 08:06 PM   #10
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My family has always gone for ham or roast beef at Thanksgiving rather than turkey. Turkey is reserved for Christmas and sometimes Easter. My mother used to have a trio of desserts spanning the family heritage - apple pie, pumpkin pie and trifle (not a Thanksgiving tradition anywhere I know)

My DH's family, with a German background, have turkey, but add wonderful items such as purple sauerkraut with bacon and plum kuchen for dessert.

I love the sound of your sour cherry and gooseberry pie!
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