Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

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Registered: 10-12-2004
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving
Sun, 10-13-2013 - 7:27am

Wishing you all lots of turkey, ham or whatever is your family's traditional meal. We are having turkey which I need to get into the oven in 45 mins. All is ready but the stubborn bird needs a bit longer to defrost in cold water. I forgot by a agreeing to eating at 1 that this meant I would be up at 6 getting the bird ready. Oh well, it is worth it as turkey is my favourite meal. I made pumpkin cheesecake squares, double chocolate cheesecake sq, cookies & need to prepare a chocolate, butterscotch dip later this morning. We will be heading to my BIL's for desert after their dinner at 6 so needed to make double deserts & the inlaws are big on chocolate anything. I love being retired during these holidays because I can cook & bake up a storm. There are fresh pumpkin muffins for breakfast this morning. I tried something someone posted on fb using a cake mix & a can of pumpkin. They suggested using a golden cake or spice cake & my small grocery store was out of both (oh the joys of country living). I only had french vanilla cake mix & pumpkin pie filling but they still turned out yummy. I would definitely want to try this with the spice cake for the full flavour. It was so easy as all you do is just mix the 2 ingredients together & bake for 20 to 25 min at 350. Such a fast breakfast treat.

Have a wonderful day!


Avatar for elc11
Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Sun, 10-13-2013 - 12:25pm

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Dee, and to our other Canadian members. It sounds like you will have lots of delicious things to eat.

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Registered: 10-30-2011
Tue, 10-15-2013 - 10:41am

It sounds as if you had a good one, Dee.

We did too-it seemed almost wierd to be able to travel again! We went to Susan's (in Ottawa)for Sunday-took Mom & the Pugs to have dinner with family. It's been years since we've been able to go that far easily. The dogs were wheezing & choking & generally upset on the way there-but they loved all the people (especially the little people)& the other dogs-so on the way home they slept almost the entire way home. There were a few moments, of course, seeing the road we came out on last year-when our Thanksgiving journey was actually a short jaunt to see the (tree)colours with Mom & Adam-about 1/3 to 1/2 the distance to Ottawa. (we couldn't take the Pugs then because we still had our other dog who got violently car sick-she hated it, we hated cleaning up after her)so now we're trying to get these 2 accustomed to travelling with us & to peeing 'on command' in unusual spots!

Then on Monday we went for dinner at Ryan & Betty's-Ryan was Adam's very best friend, &  he's determined to make us enjoy ourselves in spite of missing Adam. Both times they had pictures of Adam that made us smile-& gasp too. He was always so happy-so nice to see & yet so hard to see now, too.

Now it's back to reality-Community Living this afternoon, "Pitching & Packing" with a good dose of cleaning for the rest of the week.

Nora (PS-I just read somewhere that we won the war of 1812 to avoid titling things as "Canadian...as in "Canadian Thanksgiving"! But we all do it!)