Posts made in October 10th, 2011
When I tell people that Babyface and I get two Thanksgivings each year (Canadian and American) most people get a glazed-over look in their eyes and talk about how great it must be to get to eat that kind of food twice a year. In theory, yes, but in practice, part of the fun and appeal of Thanksgiving is that you only get to eat that way once a year. When you do it twice in rapid succession, the romanticism of a big turkey dinner wears off.
So for this year’s Canadian Thanksgiving, I decided to do a little bit of a twist on the typical Thanksgiving dinner. Next month, we’ll be with my whole family for the traditional turkey and dumplin’s (at least that’s what is traditional in my family), but to celebrate the Canadian holiday, Babyface and I toned it down and had our own celebration of gratitude.
Keep an eye out for these recipes coming all this week.
Do you always have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner?
If you are in the States or most of the rest of the world, happy Monday. But if you are a Canadian reader, happy, happy Thanksgiving to you! I’ll be talking a bit more about our Can-American celebration later today, but for now let’s talk about how important it is to give thanks.
I often think that a little bit of gratefulness goes a long way to cure a lot of life’s pain and suffering. Even in the darkest of times, it can be helpful to think about (and focus on) the things that you are grateful for. It is hard to get worked up about the fact that someone isn’t using a turn signal when you are focusing on the love of your family, friends and other things you are thankful for.