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Thanksgiving Cooking

Roasted Turkey & Gravy
Sweet Potato Custard
Mashed Potatoes
Corn Pudding Casserole
Pineapple Yum Yum
Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Ice Tea
The Thanksgiving meal isn't very different from Christmas really. Turkey is the required main dish and you have to serve dressing, mashed potoatoes, sweet potatoes, cornbread or yeast rolls, and pumpkin pie with it. We usually had our big meal in the early afternoon, around 1pm or 2pm, as soon as the turkey finished roasting and before the football got in full swing. Don't forget to make plenty of ice tea!

Usually we roasted the turkey in a Nesco or similar type roaster, although you can use the oven if you don't have a roaster. We prefer the roaster because it leaves the oven free for other dishes and doesn't heat up the kitchen nearly as much.

Up here in Canada, they have Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October instead of the fourth Thursday in November. Usually we celebrate in October with my husband's family and then again in November with just the two of us. In 2006, Thanksgiving will be on October 9 in Canada and November 23 in the United States.

Remember, it is important that the whole family sit down to eat together. This is a family holiday not a cafeteria holiday!

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