Thanksgiving goes beyond the borders of the United States. Canada has their own day to give thanks, and it occurs the second Monday in October each year. The meaning behind the holiday is similar to the American holiday: to give thanks and celebrate the harvest and blessings of the year. The menu is also similar to a traditional American feast, but with the addition of wild game, ham, and salmon on the dinner table, it's a uniquely Canada affair. Many of these dishes can be made ahead of time and easily split up to have a potluck Thanksgiving. This Canadian Thanksgiving menu will definitely give your family reason to celebrate and count your blessings.
A Uniquely Canadian Menu for Thanksgiving
It's time to give thanks for turkey, stuffing, and potatoes. This Canadian Thanksgiving menu will satisfy every holiday craving and truly let your friends and family know how thankful you are for them. Begin the night with sweet and spicy corn muffins, roasted salmon, turkey, and creamy potatoes. Then, end the holiday with a slice of cranberry-apple pie.
First up, the turkey. We like to give the featured bird a pretty finishing sheen by brushing on savory-sweet marmalade glaze. If you don't like the slightly bitter flavor of marmalade, you can substitute currant jelly for tart, bright flavor. Fresh rosemary brings the flavors of the turkey to life and will make your kitchen smell amazing. With a splash of citrus, this turkey is anything but bland, without being doused in high calorie glazes and sauces.