Sunday, October 12, 2008

Canadian Bounty

It's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. I'd imagine the Canadians are sitting around their dinner tables for a helping of flapjacks (pancakes) and maple syrup and back bacon (Canadian bacon). More likely, they've roasted a Canada goose or stuffed a moose, maybe with a side of seal flap and sweet pickled beaver. But whatever they are eating, I'd like to wish all our great Canadian friends a happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli with cheese sauce, yams, squash with butter, and lots of pumpkin pie with whipped cream! My absolute favourite meal of the year! Well, aside from Christmas, which is very similar but with mincemeat pie instead!

    But the best part of the whole thing is getting together with those you love - sharing time with family and friends. To me, that is what I give thanks for.

  2. Happy thanksgiving to our canadian chums :-)

  3. No one enjoyed my beaver last night. Just as well though as I only had family over for Thanksgiving. We did celebrate the harvest though as every single course except for dessert contained either herbs or tomatoes from my garden!

  4. Mistress MJ has a pumpkin pie so big that it took 5 minutes to clear space in the fridge for it.

    Thanks, Eros.

    And "chum" Beast.

  5. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

    When do you Americans celebrate yours?

  6. Ponygirl, that sounds delicious! And it's a great holiday when you can spend it with people who are important to you--people who don't care that you over eat and then pass out!

    Beast, Hear! Hear! The Canadians are now passed out from turkey overload.

    Snooze, that's fantastic you were able to use your garden produce in the meal! And sharing it with your family definitely makes it Thanksgiving. I'm sure there are quite a few people who hunger for your delicious beaver.

    MJ, lucky you for getting a huge, scrumptious pumpkin pie! It's perfect for breakfast with a cup of coffee! Come to think of it, pumpkin pie is perfect snack anytime!

    CP, the American version starts Nov on the 3rd Thurs and of the month. It's supposed to be Thursday and Friday, but most people use the Friday to shop for Xmas presents.

  7. I'm thankful that the US Thanksgiving doesn't start till later next month. Eek! It IS next month, isn't it?!

    My Canadian friend does prepare turkey and ham. I have tried Canadian bacon, though, and it's pretty tasty, eh? Happy Turkey Day to the Canadians!

  8. Tara, it's crazy how fast the year is going! It's funny how only at this time of year is the turkey celebrated! The turkey leg, however, is welcomed at festivals and carnivals year round! Just like bacon is welcomed at breakfast (or any meal for that matter)!

  9. Nothing beats dipping your Moose into sweet, pickled, Beaver.

    You sure seem to know a lot about us?

  10. ***is sniggering about Mj's pickeld beaver ****

  11. Donn, I do like Canadians, and who doesn't enjoy tender, tasty bits?

    Beast, the Canadians are well known for their love of the beaver.