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Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends!

By jdclyde ·
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A good time for reflection.

It is so easy to get caught in the trap of worrying about what we don't have, or things that have gone wrong, instead of appreciating what we do have and what has gone right.

Oh, and enjoy the three day weekend! If nothing else, THAT should make you give thanks!

Happy Holiday.


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thanks JD

by PurpleSkys In reply to Happy Thanksgiving to our ...

we spent the afternoon yesterday with Darryl's family and we'll be spending the afternoon today with my family...Darryl just left for a 1hr drive to pick up my Mom (she's in Springhill)'s kinda funny actually, Darryl knew my whole family before he met i'm very thankful for my family, if it weren't for them, i wouldn't be happily married to such a wonderful person :)...Happy Thanksgiving to all the other Canadians on TR

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by jck In reply to thanks JD

Hope it's a safe and happy day for ya :)

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A good time for family

by jdclyde In reply to thanks JD

And now that my Ex's family had been pruned out of the family tree, life is much better here.

So, what does a typical Canuck Thanksgiving dinner consist of?

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let's see

by PurpleSkys In reply to A good time for family

turkey, parsnips, turnip, carrots, potatoes, cranberries, stuffing, gravy, pumpkin pie if someone has been ambitious, sweet potatoes, peas (preferably fresh or frozen), squash (also if someone has been ambitious)...that about covers it...and a smattering of laughs with family :)...speaking of which, i think i'm supposed to make baked parsnips soon for this afternoon...hmmm....

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Turnips? Parsnips?

by NickNielsen In reply to let's see


I love my root veggies, but those two...

Maybe I've just not had them prepared properly.

Happy day to you and yours.

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That has been my experience

by jdclyde In reply to Turnips? Parsnips?

that most people that dislike their veggies are the casualties of improper preparation.

I like most veggies lightly steamed, and often with a light splash of lemon.

My boys and I use raw spinach instead of lettuce for salads and wraps. Lots of spinach and broccoli in our diet.

Turnips and parsnips, off the top of my head, can't say when was the last time I had either.

My boys fav is Brussel sprouted, believe it or not.

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by PurpleSkys In reply to That has been my experien ...

i love a good spinach salad....

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by Ed Woychowsky In reply to Turnips? Parsnips?

The issue with turnips is that the ones in the store are waxed and leftover from the Cold War. If you start with fresh turnips they can be great.

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Turnip Tradition

by GSG In reply to Turnips? Parsnips?

In our extended family, all of us cousins agree on one thing... Turnips taste like sweaty socks smell. All of our parents love them.

One thanksgiving in the very early 80s, my Aunt made scalloped potatoes for Thanksgiving. They were ever so lovely and gooey with cheese. We all loaded up on them, then one cousin took the first bite. Oh, not a normal bite, I'm talking overflowing fork, cram it in the mouth, monster bite.

Seems my Aunt had a sense of humor and instead of scalloped potatoes, they were Turnips. My cousin turned white, he gagged, and ran for the bathroom. Now it's tradition to talk about the scalloped turnips, and everyone always asks before they assume a potato dish is, in fact, made with potatoes.

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by Shellbot In reply to Turnips? Parsnips?

are too gross for human consumtion.
my mom used to put them in soups and stews..cut same size as the ya had to test each peice to see what it was before you ate it...cruel...very cruel..

turnips..need to be cooked with a spoon of brown sugar in the water, then mashed with a good spoon of butter in them...yummmmmy!!

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