This and that: Happy Thanksgiving Canada

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Canada

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving and I am sure all my Canadian family and friends are gathering together and enjoying a turkey meal or two.  As we enjoy food, family,friends and fun do we remember what Thanksgiving is all about?

  Happy Thanksgiving Canada

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in in 1578 when Martin Forbisher landed in Canada.  He wanted to give Thanks for his safe arrival to a new world.   Not to slight my fellow Americans, but this means that Thanksgiving was celebrated long before the pilgrims landed in Massachusetts.

Over the years, the date of this holiday has changed, beginning in November and in 1957 it was passed that Thanksgiving would be on the second Monday of October.

"A day of general thanksgiving to almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed."  (Canadian Parliament)

Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated with family gatherings, parades, and eating lots of turkey and pumpkin.  

A few ideas to make for dinner and with leftovers:

Spiced Crockpot Turkey
Cornish Hen with Apricot Glaze and Wild Rice Dressing
Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Pretzel Salad
Butter Tarts
Nanaimo Bar Cheesecake

Asiago Honey Garlic Turkey Panini
Quinoa Kale Salad
Turkey Cranberry Quesadilla

Fall Tablescape

How are you celebrating Thanksgiving this year?
Share your ideas...

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  1. Thanks for the lesson on Thanksgiving in Canada. I learned something today. I hope you enjoy the Pumpkin Bundt Cake I brought to the table.

  2. The Cornish hens with apricot glaze look great! We do a traditional US Thanksgiving with all the trimmings!:)

  3. Great link up idea Marlys! happy thanksgiving!

  4. Looks like some yummy Thanksgiving recipe ideas! I brought another kale-quinoa salad, a little different from yours. We've been making it a lot lately and I think it might make it on to the menu for our Thanksgiving!

  5. These are all lovely ideas for Thanksgiving!! Thanks so much for sharing, Marlys!

  6. yum! all those foods look SO good!! I have many friends who are Canadian and its fun to celebrate two Thanksgivings!!

  7. Pretzel salad is a new one for me. I'd like to try that one!

  8. All of the food looks great and I learned a little something about Thanksgiving in Canada!

  9. That is awesome! I love all things with Thanksgiving food! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I didn't realize that Canada was celebrating theirs right now. This spread of food looks delicious. I think I will use some of your recipes. :)

  11. I don't know how we're celebrating yet. We're going over to family's house and I've never been. So, I'm just going with the flow. I don't have to cook or host, so I'm greatful for that!

  12. Thanks for hosting this lovely party and for featuring my Chocolate and Pecan Pumpkin Pie! Have a nice day :)

  13. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from/in Canada! So many delicious ideas, I'm drooling here!

  14. Happy Thanksgiving! I think we'll be celebrating at the Dallas Cowboy football game while my daughter performs in the half time show, lol.


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