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It's Turkey Day

Updated on November 28, 2014
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Food can be basic but over the years we've developed favorite ways to prepare them. Have fun cooking!

A wild turkey crossing the street in my neighborhood.
A wild turkey crossing the street in my neighborhood. | Source

Get Ready for Thanksgiving

Americans sometimes refer to the Thanksgiving holiday as "Turkey Day" because of the emphasis on the big turkey dinner. Of course, the holiday is so much more.

It's a time of reviewing our blessings and celebrating the harvest season as winter approaches. One more time, we think back to the early settlers and their interactions with the Indians.

Here are some ways to enjoy this uniquely American holiday. Actually I need to correct this. Thanksgiving is celebrated in Canada on a different day.

(turkey photo by Virginia Allain)

Time to Cook the Turkey

How Early Do You Start the Turkey?

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Thanksgiving Videos on YouTube

Turkey, Ham or ??? for Thanksgiving

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Why Turkey Is Part of the American Thanksgiving Feast

Have You Ever Cooked a Wild Turkey?

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Photos of Wild Turkeys - By Virginia Allain

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Enjoy Some Wild Turkeys Strutting and Showing Off

Wild about Turkey Cookbook

Wild about Turkey: Tantalizing Tastes of Turkey and All the Trimmings, Withrecipes for Thanksgiving...and Beyond
Wild about Turkey: Tantalizing Tastes of Turkey and All the Trimmings, Withrecipes for Thanksgiving...and Beyond

This has the traditional turkey recipe for Thanksgiving, but gives you plenty of ways to cook the bird at other times of the year.

Take advantage of the great bargains around the holidays to stock your freezer with turkeys. They make great eating through the winter.


Journal Your Gratitude Year Round, Not Just at Thanksgiving

The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude
The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude

The author has a loyal following who like her for the upbeat approach she takes. Get this for yourself and for a friend too.


How Many People Came for Dinner at Your House This Thanksgiving?

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Our Family Thanksgiving in the 1960s

Our Family Thanksgiving in the 1960s
Our Family Thanksgiving in the 1960s

Read about a homespun Thanksgiving on the Kansas prairies during the Great Depression. The book is available from Blurb in paperback and hardback. Visit the author's website to read an excerpt and find out more about the book.

My Flint Hills Childhood: Growing Up in 1930s Kansas - by Gail Lee Martin

Baby Turkey Hatching

© 2009 Virginia Allain

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    • Virginia Allain profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      @Ann Hinds: Thanks for dropping in on Squidoo on Thanksgiving. Always great to see you!

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      Ann Hinds 

      6 years ago from So Cal

      I am very thankful for you. Happy Thanksgiving. Hooray, it's Turkey Day!!!

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      7 years ago

      Sweet family time and Dia de Accion de Gracias. Or Happy Thanksgiving and Turkey Day.

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      7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Happy "Turkey" Day from Canada!

    • TreasuresBrenda profile image

      Treasures By Brenda 

      8 years ago from Canada

      I'm thankful for friends & family!

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      8 years ago

      Thankful for all the beauty that nature has in stock for us.



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