Happy Thanksgiving, Canada

Happy Thanksgiving, CanadaA very happy Thanksgiving (October 12th) to all my Canadian friends and family.

Yes, unlike our neighbours to the south we do not celebrate Thanksgiving ten minutes before Christmas.

That’s mainly because we can’t be bothered to cook two elaborate turkey dinners so close together that the dishes are hardly dry from the first before we start serving the next one.

With our Thanksgiving being the second Monday of October within a long weekend, we give ourselves something to look forward to a mere 6 weeks or so after hunkering down after the summer, before we find ourselves in snow up to our loins.

Clever marketers, those Pilgrim Fathers

Happy Thanksgiving, CanadaWe also then have a few weeks in hand to save up to go shopping over the US Thanksgiving on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Great idea the Pilgrim Fathers had to hold their Thanksgiving on a Thursday so consumers would have a full two days’ holiday to spend, spend, spend: that’s a marketing win if ever we saw one.

Do we Canucks have equivalents north of the border? Maple Leaf Friday and Poutine Saturday perhaps? Nah. We’re too busy drinking beer and watching the Leafs, Canadiens, Senators, Jets, Flames, Oilers, Canucks etc. kick off the ice hockey season to bother with dirt cheap deals on new dishwashers or computer apps.

So what else do Canadians do for Thanksgiving?

We eat.

And to commemorate our Thanksgiving, here is a long-time favourite recipe for cooking a turkey … enjoy!

Step 1: Go buy a turkey. (size is not important)

Step 2: Take a drink of whiskey.

Step 3: Put turkey in the oven. (use a pan)

Step 4: Take another 2 drinks of whiskey. (glass preferred)

Step 5: Set the degree at 375 ovens.

Step 6: Take 3 more whiskeys of drink out of bottle.

Happy Thanksgiving, CanadaStep 7: Turn oven the on.

Step 8: Take 4 whisks of drinky.

Step 9: Turk the bastey craefully.

Step 10: Whiskey another bottle of get an open it.

Step 11: Stick a turkey in the thermometer.

Step 12: Glass yourself a pour of whiskey.

Step 13: Bake the whiskey for 4 hours.

Step 14: Take the oven out of the turkey.

Step 15: Take the oven out of the turkey.

Step 16: Floor the turkey up off of the pick.

Step 17: Turk the carvey wit a knife sharp.

Step 18: Git a fix on teh wound baggage it.

Step 19: Blood stoped is when it on go then.

Step 20: Get yourself another scottle of botch or whiky.

Step 21: Tet the sable and pour yourself a glass of turkey.

Step 22: Bless the saying, pass and eat out.

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada

Happy Thanksgiving!