Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Holiday 2013

Happy Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated mostly in the US and Canada. It is the 2nd Monday in October for Canada and the 4th Thursday in November in the US. Some other countries have similar holidays.

Here in the US most families all get together and have a feast of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing,  sweet potatoes, vegetable dishes, cranberry relish and some type of good bread. For dessert pumpkin is the traditional pie to serve.

I am not that crazy about turkey but usually have it for Thanksgiving. Being married for 47 years the wife and I have eaten a lot of turkey dinners over the years. Early in our marriage it was spent mostly with either or both parents, so some years we had two Thanksgiving meals. My favorite way for turkey was getting a turkey roll from a fellow worker. He de-boned a whole turkey tying it in a roll with seasoning in a cooking bag. It was the best tasting turkey I ever had, moist and tender. It was also easy to slice and serve.

Most cooking blogs are busy showing their favorite method for doing a turkey or their favorite side dish.
I took the easy way out this year and just ordered our feast from Bob Evans restaurant; a Farmhouse turkey feast for four. It is a slow roasted turkey breast with all the trimmings. Our son and wife and the grandson will be here with us. It will be nice to just sit back and relax and enjoy for once.

Hope all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving have a great time and enjoy some good food!

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