Thanksgiving Plans Anyone

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Jackielou
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Thanksgiving Plans Anyone

Post by Jackielou » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:35 pm

I know that the American Thanksgiving isn't until November, but up here in the Great White North, Thanksgiving is in two weeks. Does anyone have plans for their holiday this year?

I sort of have my menu plans made, well at least the main protein..... Turkey, but would like to serve some different sides. Any ideas out there.

Jackie

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Post by dlrcpa » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:59 pm

Nephew and wife and baby are coming east. Then we are all going up to Pittsburgh to visit DH and sis-in-law's family up there. I will bake biscotti to take as gifts, it is always a big hit. I think I brought cookies last time (a few years ago) as well. They don't really expect us to bring food.

Looking forward to getting a good priced turkey for my freezer though!

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Post by ShawnH1964 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:00 am

We are up in the air this year. Between work schedules and changing family dynamics it is going to be different this year. Hopefully we can all get together for our family meal, but I am sure it won't be on Thanksgivig day, but hopefully that week!

I think having Thanksgiving early is a great idea! The month between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a crazy time :-(

Take care,
Shawn

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Re: Thanksgiving Plans Anyone

Post by Jackielou » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:03 am

LOL. Shawn, we Canadians think you have Thanksgiving a bit late. Perhaps the difference in harvest times????? Usually by the second week of October all the harvest is in and things have quieted down here in Saskatchewan.

Jackie

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Post by LWolfT » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:24 pm

Might be the difference in harvest times ... the particular date has bounced around a bit, though.
The U.S. didn't have a national Thanksgiving Day until 1863 -- President Lincoln designated the last Thursday in November as the holiday.
But in 1939, Franklin Roosevelt declared it to be on the fourth Thursday. There were 5 Thursdays in the month that year (which was during the Depression) and he was convinced to do it to lengthen the Christmas shopping season. The fourth Thursday date was set by federal law in 1941.

And I'm sure that's more than you've ever wanted to know about Thanksgiving in the U.S. :D

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Re: Thanksgiving Plans Anyone

Post by dlrcpa » Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:27 pm

I just reminded DH that last year when we stayed home for Thanksgiving (just the 2 of us - very quiet) we had a "Colonial" theme. I thought that was fun. Corn/spoonbread and roasted vegetables with the turkey. DH got funny and downloaded some very weird music from Itunes that was supposed to be from the time period also for our dinner music.

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