Do you know that Thanksgiving was proclaimed for the very first time on Thursday, January 31, 1957 by the Parliament of Canada?
Ever since then, on the second Monday of the month of October Canadians are cooking deliciously tasting stuffed turkey and side dishes. Or you might switch to Sunday and just rest your full belly on Monday instead.
– Milk, Eggs, Butter
– fresh veggies, like yam, carrots that you could glaze in honey, Brussels sprouts, beans
– turkey stuffing of course and your turkey
– if you don’t like turkey, a nice piece of ham might be your preferred meat of the evening
– don’t forget a desert, like pumpkin pie, lemon meringue pie, or a fruit pie of your choice
– and whip cream or ice cream to top up your desert 🙂
I’m sure this shopping list could get longer and longer and be written in many different ways, depending your personal taste.Now, the next step is some decoration. Finding some nice napkins and folding them is fun and looks super inviting. Again, why not bring nature to the table and use some colorful leaves from your backyard? It’s the time to celebrate the harvest season and it ads a bit of a fresh smell too.
Warm apple cider served in a hollow apple. Just cut your apple in half, carve out the flesh of the apple which you could use for your fresh cider. Just make sure you leave about 3cm to the sides of your apple so that it is strong enough to hold your cider. It looks really good just as decoration on you table too. And again, I’m sure it will help to keep the kids busy as well. Or maybe they just like to watch you and the steaming pots. Hmmm, what a delicious smell !
Now I’m really looking forward to a long weekend with good food, a cozy decorated home with friends and family and nice glass of wine! Maybe some board games in front of a fire place or reading some stories together and don’t forget…the dishes can wait!
From our families to yours, Happy Thanksgiving !