As you read this, I am most likely stuffing half a turkey to roast while we go for an afternoon hike. It is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, and normally the weather on the west coast is mild and pleasant. The children are grown with busy lives, but will likely stop by over the weekend. There will be leftovers when they do. I love my butcher who understands half a turkey is plenty for many of today’s families.
Since I have so much to be thankful for, I also celebrate US Thanksgiving next month. I love the way the holiday kicks off the Christmas season and festivities. The first few years I had a hard time finding a fresh turkey here in November, but I seem to have started a trend.
Some years back, my Dad and my sister and I used to do an annual road trip to Portland, Oregon on the US Thanksgiving. We’d arrive at the hotel in time for dinner, shop ‘til we dropped for two whole days, one day downtown and one day at the mall, then drive home on Sunday with our Christmas shopping complete. I remember the year the car’s trunk would not close with all our purchases stowed inside. Stuff was being shoved onto laps, and under feet. A group of bellmen gathered around making bets as we repacked and reorganized, and burst into applause when the trunk finally did close.
At the time Sis and I were both divorced and Dad was widowed, so those days were fun and memorable father-daughter road trips that none of us will ever forget. Lives change. Dad remarried. Sis remarried. I met my real-life hero and the trips are no longer, but the memories live on.
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Mild (sweet) BRODY’S BRIDE
Medium (spicy) ANORA’S PRIDE
Burn-your-fingers-hot. Very, very sexy. TABOO
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