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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by B_Italian1, Nov 13, 2007.
Multiple choice poll. Pick all your favorites.
I picked Turkey, stuffing and cornbread as my favorites amongst your list, but one of my favorite thanksgiving desserts is not on your list, but what I love, sweet potato pie.
green bean casserole made with campbell's condensed mushroom soup and topped with canned fried onions
How could you forget to include pussy as one of the poll selections?!?
I've never had cornbread, I might have a go at making some when I've been shopping.
I picked all of 'em except for cranberry sauce. Thank god there wasn't yams as an option. Yuck!
In my family we also eat local favorites like green chile stew or posole on Thanksgiving.
I love cornbread. Especially honey cornbread--it's moist unlike regular cornbread which can be very dry if not made properly.
Honey Cornbread - Allrecipes
What goes on where you live on Thanksgiving? Nothing. Just a regular working day?
It's just a regular working day, although we're all usually busy doing Christmas shopping.
That's the day you start shopping? Our big day is the day after Thanksgiving. The stores are mobbed, and some have such great sales that people wait outside overnight to be the first in the store. I've never done it.
I like EGGY bread :biggrin1:
Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. :smile:
A tradition in our family is also fried okra, but that wasn't on the list.
I love all those foods, which appear on the Canadian Thanksgiving table as much as on the American.
We don't celebrate when you do, though. Our Thanksgiving is on the second Monday of October, as opposed to the fourth Thursday of November.
I read that our celebration began with the thanksgiving celebration of northern explorer Martin Frobisher, who had a feast of thanksgiving back in 1578 for having gotten back safely from a sea voyage to find a northwest passage to the orient.
This isn't what I was told in school, though. We were told about the Pilgrims and their feast to celebrate their survival in the New World ... the American account, basically. ('Americans' brought their account with them when those that wished to remain loyal to the British Crown came to what became Canada after the American Revolution.)
Americans seem to make a much bigger holiday of Thanksgiving. Some people have told me that the American Thanksgiving is as important as Christmas. No Canadian would say that, I don't think.
But it's a great time for get togethers over the year's best comfort food.
Here's something else that isn't widely known: The First Thanksgiving in the U.S. was Catholic!
I look forward to well cooked, moist turkey and rich gravy, mashed potatoes and stuffing. Its all good.
I vote for all of the above!
Don't be disappointed if you follow one recipe (or use one mix) and you don't like it. Most of the recipes and mixes are for sweet cornbread, but the sweet variety gags me. When I make cornbread, it's savory, I don't use a granule of sugar in it.
Sounds to me like thanksgiving cuisine is simply what most Englishmen have every Sunday. :tongue:
(When one isn't too apathetic to cook, that is.)
Squash, stuffing, mashed potatoes (hopefully with onions), stuffing, gravy and of course a perfectly crafted pecan pie.
I agree with all of those especially the onions in stuffing and pecan pie bits. It surprises a great deal to see that pecan pie is at the bottom of popularity so far, tied with salad!:biggrin: I absolutely love a slice of pecan pie and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Mmm.. I can't wait 'til next week!