It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. I am blessed to have a wonderful family. I'm thankful to be Canadian, especially this week because Alice Munro won this year's Nobel Prize for LIterature (I'm just a little excited!!!!!!!!)
I'm thankful winter is on its way because my snowshoes and x-country skis are getting dusty.
Most of all I'm thankful to be alive. Thanksgiving is a time to remember to cherish every moment, big and small. Especially the small because that's where life mostly is. To find the 'astonishing' in little things.
I'll let Alice Munro have the last word:
"I want the reader to feel something is astonishing. Not the 'what happens', but the way everything happens."
I just finished a Hub on American Thanksgiving, so I'm in the Thanksgiving spirit right now. Maybe you'll write one about the Canadian Thanksgiving because I really don't know much about it. Do you have turkey and pumpkin pie?
Much the same as American Thanksgiving - turkey and pumpkin pie! We celebrate ours in October because our growing season is shorter, hence the fall harvest is over and time to give thanks. I look forward to reading your hub.
But I want to read a Hub about Canadian Thanksgiving! Did Canada have pilgrims? Did you invite the native inhabitants to dinner?
No pilgrims. We kind of piggy-backed on your tradition so the food is the same, date is different, and no pilgrim story. It's always the second weekend in Oct. over two days - Thanksgiving Sunday and Thanksgiving Monday (it's a long weekend). One can celebrate on one or the other day.
Happy Thanksgiving! Friends are bringing turkey AND ham here. Plus sweet potatoes. We're providing pies, veggies, and mashed potatoes. It is a lovely fall day here and I hope to get out for a walk to burn off some calories.
ooh, I make the best stuffing ever... my family goes crazy for it. its a hub if you wanna try something new.
hs2oca, we're going to be groaning! Beautiful day here too. I'm going for a walk along the N. Saskatchewan River later. It's lovely this time of year with the fall colours.
Beth37 - next to pie, the dressing (as some of us in Canada call stuffing), is my family's favourite.
ooh... mashed potatoes... I forgot about those.
We have at a month until Thanksgiving. Why wasn't I born Canadian!
Ha! If you lived here, you'd be digging in already (okay maybe not this minute - it's 8:30 in the morning - but sooner than later)
You don't have enough faith... I would totally be digging in my 8:30 am.
Oh, I'm not above eating pie for breakfast, either. My mother taught me well. I might have a piece right now - in honour of you.
And I am eating coconut, Greek yogurt in honor of you.
Oh dear! I've been found out! Pumpkin Pie for breakfast here! And Rhubarb Custard for lunch, with leftovers from yesterday. We had our big meal Sunday.
Happy Thanksgiving, anndango and Canada. Even though I am in the USA, it's never too early to give thanks. We all should do so early and often. (Pumpkin pie is my favorite food.)
LOL! My question is does anyone have the secret to making an awesome pecan pie?
No secrets, but you're on HP's, surely there's an amazing recipe here.
I do know I don't like molasses or sorghum in my pie. My granny would be ashamed.
My secret is to use the Dear Abby pecan pie recipe. It is a standard pecan pie but uses brown sugar and light corn syrup instead of white sugar and dark corn syrup. That change makes all the difference for some reason.
I'm Nathan and I am new to HubPages. Nice to meet you!
Nice to meet you too. Hope you enjoy HubPages. Wishing you all the best.
Hello Nathan. That's my son's name so you must be alright welcome to HubPages
Awesome - never enough thanksgiving with the pie part anyway
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