Monday, October 13, 2008

Yes, we eat Turkey at Canadian thanksgiving

This is the 6th year in a row that I've worked on Thanksgiving. For the purposes of my own sanity, I will no longer call it Canadian Thanksgiving.

Here's the point: Thanksgiving is a celebration of the harvest. You know how all those farmer's markets are popping up all over the damn country? That's the harvest. The harvest is not at the end of the November. The only thing that's harvested at the end of the November are cash registers. Still, it's a thing that even Wikipedia clings to:
In the United States, Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day is an annual one-day legal holiday to express gratitude for the things one has at the end of the harvest season. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November
I'm not one to disagree. Still, the point of this blog post is to explain that we eat Turkey, roast potatoes (potatoes cooked in the Turkey fat are just about the greatest things in the world), cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, and at my sister's house, various vegetables including a yearly brussel sprout casserole that attempts to make them taste edible.

Autumn sat at the the big people's table.

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