Welcome to Thanksgiving 2018

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Gerry
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Welcome to Thanksgiving 2018

Post by Gerry » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:15 pm

Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated on the second Monday of October, our neighbors to the south on the fourth Thursday in November. This year October 8th sees us celebrating our Canadian Thanksgiving, making for a weekend of gathering of family and friends. A time to give thanks for the harvest and the blessings in one's life.

At our house we gather as a family for a weekend of family time with our special Thanksgiving meal on Sunday allowing time for those needing travel time home. Our 2012 Thanksgiving typical of our holiday meal over the years. ‘2012 - The cabbage rolls are made, enough dressing to make for leftovers all ready to go, the turkey is thawing. The ham is baked. Yams, turnips and freshly dug carrots and potatoes in the coldroom, fridge filled with fresh vegetables and salad makings. Pickles, homemade salad dressings, cranberries and pumpkin pies. Beautiful flowers gracing the tables’

These days the travel miles see to a much smaller gathering but turkey and the trimmings remain a given. I had planned to also roast a duck as well but decided to leave it until November 22 and celebrate along with our friends to the south.

This week sees the turkey in the freezer along with our traditional cabbage rolls, this morning the last of the fall apples made into pies and into the freezer ready to pop in the oven on the weekend as well as making and freezing the shells for the pumpkin pies. Having had my cookbooks packed I finally have my Blue Ribbon Cookbook which dates back to early 1900's close at hand and making the old fashioned pumpkin pie I remember from my childhood days.

Today sharing some of our favorite holiday recipes, since I like adding a new to us recipe or two I hope you will come and in share some of your favorites!

Turkey and gravy and of course dressing a given,
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/turke ... -bird-2055

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https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/kitte ... nners-6732

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More holiday family favoutites at our house
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/roast ... auce-28789

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https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/turke ... easts-2423

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Gerry
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Re: Welcome to Thanksgiving 2018

Post by Gerry » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:27 pm

Two more turkey dressings that are favorites here, this Thanksgiving decided to go with stuffing half the turkey with the rice dressing and half with our old fashioned bread dressing.
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/rice- ... rkey-20928
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/old-f ... sing-28696

My absolute favorite baste for Turkey and Chicken
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/prove ... cken-28359

For a small group a roast chicken works well, Orange Rosemary Roast Chicken is always a hit with family and friends, not only delicious but makes for great presentation.
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/orang ... icken-2372

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If your family loves ham at holiday time this one is super easy to make, delicious, moist and tender.
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/holiday-ham-8741

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Gerry
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Re: Welcome to Thanksgiving 2018

Post by Gerry » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:12 pm

I have not yet decided on my vegetable sides but assuring all our holiday favorites are just a click away.
Our Favourite Glazed Carrots
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/carro ... rrots-7847

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Honey and Orange Glaced Carrots and Carmelized Onions
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/carro ... ions-28333

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Vegetable Bundles
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/vegetable-bundles-124

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Vegetable Stuffed Acorn Squash
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/veget ... uash-28357

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Fluffy Turnips
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/fluffy-turnips-28695

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lovinretirement
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Re: Welcome to Thanksgiving 2018

Post by lovinretirement » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:01 am

Oh man! All those photos look so good, I can hardly wait till our Thanksgiving here in the states. This year will be quite different for us. We will be going to our son and daughter-in-law's in Seattle.
If anyone likes mincemeat, like I do, you might want to try my Pumpkin Mincemeat Pie https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/pumpk ... t-pie-6930. It's very rich.

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Re: Welcome to Thanksgiving 2018

Post by Gerry » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:11 pm

Hi lovinretirement sounds great I was gifted with some heavy French tartlet pans that are just begging to be used, your Pumpkin Mincemeat seems the perfect recipe for mini mincemeat pies. Printed, no mincemeat available for this weekend but so on for over the Christmas holidays! Thank you for sharing!

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Re: Welcome to Thanksgiving 2018

Post by Gerry » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:09 pm

While travel time sees our family gatherings much smaller we enjoyed family time over the Thanksgiving long weekend. Featured was the holiday turkey and trimmings with the dessert table once again as we did back when we had a full house. They were enjoyed, shared with a nice selection of desserts in the freezer.

The pumpkin pie, this year using the recipe from the vintage Blue Ribbon cookbook from the early 1900's passed to me from my grandmother and mom, a recipe remembered growing up and one we enjoy.
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/pumpk ... cipe-30514

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The given come holidays and special occasions No Bake Cherry Cheese Cake
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/no-ba ... cake-30589

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The Bavarian Apple Torte was an absolute winner, with family members declaring it a ten and all agreed it be added to the holiday givens.
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/bavar ... orte-28790

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Another family favorite, Apple Pie made using the sugar glaze and pastry cutouts.
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/pastr ... lazes-2235

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Using
https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/apple ... lling-2995
... and Madam Benoits No Fail Lemon Tang Pastry

https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/pastr ... astry-7166

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This was a special year here which saw me make all our family recipes for Thanksgiving, next year it will be back to adding a new to us recipe or two which has me hoping others will share their holiday favourites. :)

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