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My fellow Canadians, happy Thanksgiving! Tis the time of October for turkey and getting drunk with your family and sleeping off the hangover on Monday (unless you live out east where it isn't a stat holiday, suckers).
Before out U.S. counterparts asks what's with Canadian Thanksgiving (as often comes up every year), ours has nothing to do with the U.S.:
The history of Thanksgiving in Canada can be traced back to the 1578 voyage of Martin Frobisher from England in search of the Northwest Passage. In this, his third, voyage to the Frobisher Bay area of Baffin Island in the present Canadian Territory of Nunavut, it was also the intention to start a small settlement and his fleet of 15 ships were so fitted out with men, materials and provisions for this purpose. However, the loss of one of his ships through contact with ice along with much of the building material was to prevent him from doing so. The expedition was plagued by ice and freak storms which at times had scattered the fleet and on meeting together again at their anchorage in Frobisher Bay, a learned man, appointed by her Majesties Councell to be their minister and preacher, made unto them a godly sermon, exhorting them especially to be thankful to God for their strange and miraculous deliverance. They celebrated Communion and “The celebration of divine mystery was the first sign, scale, and confirmation of Christ's name, death and passion ever known in all these quarters.”
ah yeahhh, cookin' a turkey to pefection as we speak, got the whipped potats, homemade stuffing made from abstick of butter, two onions, seasoning and stock 'n bread, so nice. pumpkin pecan pie, apple pie, chocolate mousse pie. my house smells awesome... got me a kronenberg blanc to boot. and it's freakin' sunny and crisp out which is amazing. bring on the heartburn!
...and the rolaids!
checking in... all done. stuffed to the gills...big respect to my wife for the awesome meal that took like two days to prep. omg so freakin' full right now uuuuuuuuuhhhh. so good but waaay too much. godamm stuffing was so awesome and the bird was perfect. sent family away happy and stuffed. til next year!
Massive turkey dinner and a massive ham dinner this weekend, going to burst. Uno, Asshole and Crib around the kitchen table all weekend.
I'm imagining all of your accents.
CANADOAN BACON IF FUCKING HAM FOR CHRISTS SAKE!
Canadian bacon, also called back bacon, is made from the pork loin, ham comes from the hind quarter of the pig (which is called the ham).
WTF is this all aboot? It's thanksgiving there already?
It's that time of year again, everyone's leaving for the weekend, so happy Thanksgiving everyone!
well done for surviving another day, your time will come.
i'll be making some hopin' johns, pulled pork and some corn bread muffins.
we'll be a party of 12+, the inlaws are providing turkey and corn pudding and all that jazz.
who's cooking tomorrow? what'll be on your table?