When I was out today I noticed that the mountains are already covered in snow. As well, in the city many of the trees are losing their leaves already. Still, it looks so beautiful out this time of the year. And this weekend Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving. Monday is the actual stat holiday. Some people will celebrate on Monday and others will celebrate on Sunday.
The tradition in our house when we were kids was to have a family dinner on Sunday afternoon. My mother made a delicious dinner followed by Pumpkin and Lemon Meringue pies. Then we basically took turkey sandwiches to school for lunch for the rest of the week.
This year I am roasting a fresh turkey and I plan to do it on Saturday. That way we can have leftovers on Sunday and Monday. As well, our new bed is being delivered on Sunday, and since they haven’t given us a timeframe yet, I don’t want to get stuck juggling the delivery and basting a turkey at the same time.
If you are getting ready for this weekend and need some recipe ideas, just download a free copy of this Thanksgiving Feasts Free eCookbook.
There is a delicious, easy to make, Pumpkin Pie recipe, which I am going to make as soon as I finish this post. There are great turkey recipes, side dish recipes and even recipes that will help you turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into wonderful new meals. You will also find directions on how to carve a turkey, which is perfect if this is the first time you are hosting a Thanksgiving dinner.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving!