Canadian readers, you're so lucky. October is such a civilized month to celebrate Thanksgiving and over a long weekend, no less. (The official date for Canadian Thanksgiving is the second Monday in October but many celebrate on the Saturday or Sunday.) Many of you are likely turkey-deep in planning, even cooking, this year's Thanksgiving menu. Imagine, luxuriating in the tradition of Thanksgiving, at the height of autumn, a full six weeks before the Christmas busy-ness begins.
American readers, perhaps you'll join me in celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving this year? You see, I 'miss' cooking Thanksgiving dinner, it's been far too long since I put America's favorite meal on the table. So last year, I vowed to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving too, cooking all the traditional Thanksgiving favorites, reveling in Thanksgiving leftovers, filling the freezer with leftover turkey, perhaps testing some recipes for this year's American Thanksgiving on the 'uncivilized' fourth Thursday in November, perhaps (with any luck!) sharing some new Thanksgiving favorites here on Kitchen Parade and A Veggie Venture!
So whether you celebrate in October or November, here are recipe suggestions for Thanksgiving menus. Enjoy!
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