Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thanksgiving Menu

Happy Thanksgiving fellow Canadians! Unlike the American tradition of remembering Pilgrims and settling in the New World, Canadians give thanks for a successful harvest. There are many similarities between the two Thanksgivings such as the cornucopia, turkey and pumpkin pie. Here's what on our Thanksgiving Dinner menu today: 

Jaime's Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad

Herb Butter & Bacon Wrapped Roast Turkey
with Stuffing, Gravy & Cranberry Sauce

Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese
Holopchi Cabbage Rolls

Dot's Pumpkin Pie with Whip Cream

The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Orient. He did not succeed but in the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony (in what we now know as Newfoundland) to give thanks for surviving the long journey. This is considered the first Canadian Thanksgiving.


  1. Your menu sounds wonderful and thanks for the short History lesson. I didn't know!

    I think we (rural) Americans, also remember to give thanks for our harvest on Thanksgiving along with remembering the pilgrims and how difficult the first few years were.

    Of course, since I am part Indian...(better not go there ;) LOL

    Have a very blessed week, Alison!

    BTW, anyway leftovers?

  2. Happy Thanksgiving!!

    We too celebrate the abundant harvest that the native Americans shared with the pilgrims after surviving their first winter in the "new world" -- in fact, that is what American Thanksgiving is all about.

    We celebrated an early US Thanksgiving this weekend with my dad's side of the family and it was a great way to enjoy our favorite Thanksgiving foods nice and early :)

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving celebration and meal... looks yummy!

  3. What a delicious menu! Thanks for the extra information on Canadian Thanksgivings, I also did not know and appreciate it.

  4. Oh and how about the Holopchi Cabbage Rolls, are they on your blog? I am always interested in cabbage rolls. Thanks.

  5. @Prairiemaid & @Mylynda: LOTS of left overs... I will be making and will be posting some pretty neat recipes from them as well. My cabbage rolls are not on my blog yet... but they will be. Stay tuned and thanks for reading! ~Prairie Story

  6. Looking for some good meal ideas. Happy Menu planning. Have a great week.


  7. Looks wonderful--I have the same menu every year and look forward to it!