What is Canadian Thanksgiving?
It is an annual Canadian holiday, occurring on the second Monday in October, which celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Since 1957, it has been observed on the 2nd Monday of October. It is different from the American Thanksgiving date because it is colder in Canada so the Canadian farmers harvest their crops about one to two months earlier!
Despite being in Canada for more than 1 year, I didn't have a chance to celebrate it last year because I was so overwhelmed! Everything was so new and different, I didn't know where to begin! So instead, I celebrated American Thanksgiving with B & her family & friends in Yakima and Richland, WA - USA.
This year I celebrated my 1st Canadian thanksgiving in Canada with B and with friends from work. I am thankful for a lot of things:
- Having amazing daughters who love me & I love them!
- Having a loving and supportive family!
- Having a great life, in a great country and a great city, with the greatest partner!
- Having a great dog!
- Having an amazing apartment, car, health, ability to play and enjoy music!
- Being a great cook!
Speaking of cooking, can you guess what dishes I made?
Any thoughts? Hmmmm?
OK I will tell you! :)
B & I made the Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes Gnocchi with Parmesan and Balsamic Sauce. I made the Calamari Tajin, and B made the traditional green bean casserole which is hardly in the picture! (you can see a bit of it top right)
I think you both would have loved it! I know A would say she doesn't want to eat any of it and then try bites of everything and then go at it! I know she would love the Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and the salad for sure, she would try the Gnocchi hesitantly but eventually realize how amazing it is! Not sure she would go for the calamari though!
As for H, you would have devoured everything! You are more like me when it comes to food. You like everything and you will eat everything!
I wonder what would you guys be Thankful for in 2018? And, what dishes do you want to make for Canadian Thanksgiving?