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Happy Thanksgiving, Canadians

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by algonquin, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. algonquin

    algonquin Well-Known Member

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    I will be the first to wish all Canadians on FSU a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your Thanksgiving week-end, however you might be spending it. Beautiful weather is forecasted for Southwestern Ontario and my family has planned a couple of hikes to enjoy the weather and the start of the autumn colour.

    I am planning to brine a turkey for the first time. Fingers crossed that it turns out OK.
     
  2. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Thank you and happy turkey day to my fellow Canucks. :respec:
     
  3. KatieC

    KatieC Well-Known Member

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    I found out yesterday I have the three days off. Didn't expect it, so I suppose I will cut the lawns and sleep. A family member says she will be bringing a turkey on Monday so I don't even have to shop.

    Good luck on cooking your first turkey algonquin. It will taste wonderful.

    Happy Thanksgiving all.
     
  4. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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  5. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

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    Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
     
  6. halffull

    halffull Life is a beautiful thing

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians :)
     
  7. Angelskates

    Angelskates Well-Known Member

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    What day is Canadian Thanksgiving Day?

    Happy Thanksgiving to all FSU Canadians!
     
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  8. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    Monday. It's set as the second Monday in October.

    Happy Thanksgiving Canada!
     
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  9. barbk

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    Happy Thanksgiving! And kudos for picking the harvest season as a time to have it.

    What food traditions are common for Thanksgiving dinner in Canada? Turkey? Cranberry Sauce? Pumpkin Pie? (I have heard from friends living overseas during the holidays that cranberry sauce is liked by the locals, turkey is considered weird, and pumpkin pie is right up there with the general American take on Vegemite.)
     
  10. algonquin

    algonquin Well-Known Member

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    It is not my first turkey. I am trying brine for the first time.

    I hope that you have a great week-end.
     
  11. Lanie

    Lanie Well-Known Member

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    Happy Thanksgiving, Canadian FSUers!

    I can't wait til our Thanksgiving. Turkey. Mm.
     
  12. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

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    The Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated on the 2nd Monday in October and in the calendar of the Anglican Church of Canada the Sunday of the same weekend is Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday. Churches tend to be decorated with the fruits (& vegetables) of the harvest and often autumn leaves are included. In my experience, we tend to eat turkey with dressing/stuffing and cranberry sauce/relish and to have pumpkin pie for dessert.
     
  13. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    Happy Thanksgiving Canadians, from your friend who lives way south of your border.:)
     
  14. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Happy Thanksgiving!
     
  15. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

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    Happy Thanksgiving fellow Canadians!
     
  16. DFJ

    DFJ Well-Known Member

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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Just making my apple pie (beautiful daughter's boyfriend's favourite). Is it just me or does it seem like two weeks ago we were saying "Happy Thanksgiving"? :)
     
  17. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

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    Because of the prominent Scottish heritage of our nation, you stuff it with Haggis. :lol:
     
  18. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, yams, turnip, broccoli, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin and apple pie...Tums...;)

    Thanksgiving here tends to be more low-key than in the US. Of course, we don't have Black Friday to go along with; we still have to get through Halloween! Many people have their turkey dinners with family on the Sunday and use the Monday as the travel day to get back home.

    It will be a nice weekend here...the leaves haven't quite yet blown off the trees (that's a little unusual), and it will be sunny with temps in the low/mid-teens (C). My stepdad and his wife, and my son and his family will be here for dinner on Monday -- none of them have to work Tuesday.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
     
  19. KatieC

    KatieC Well-Known Member

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    Sorry. That sounds to me a good bit scarier!

    I've now had my first nap.
     
  20. emason

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all. Have a great, great day with great, great food.
     
  21. Eden

    Eden Well-Known Member

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    Happy Thanksgiving!
     
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  22. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all the Canadian FSU members! :encore:
     
  23. sequins

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    Happy Thanksgiving my fellow Canadians!
     
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  24. Anemone

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians!
     
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  25. Japanfan

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    In honour of Thanksgiving there was a slight hint of frost tonight - my car was fogged up.
     
  26. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

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    The weather here is definitely not like a normal Thanksgiving weekend - we've had a heatwave and have set temperature records the past 2 days! And it's another blue sky and sunshine day on the actual Thanksgiving Day :)
     
  27. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Happy Canadian Thanksgiving...:D
     
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  28. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating today!
     
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  29. Catherine M

    Catherine M Well-Known Member

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    Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone has a great day!
     
  30. Maximillian

    Maximillian You can't unfry things.

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    Happy Thanksgiving neighbors to the north!