This weekend in Canada is our Thanksgiving weekend. While our American friends celebrate Thanksgiving at the end of November, we typically celebrate the second weekend of October.
The Monday of the weekend is a statutory holiday (yay long weekend!) and traditionally there’s a feast of turkey dinner and other traditional treats depending on where you live or what your family enjoys.
While visiting my in-laws in Barrie, ON two weekends ago, we had an early Thanksgiving with family and it was great. Turkey dinner and pumpkin pie. We even had pumpkin ice cream with made the pie even more epic.
Last weekend my family had an early Thanksgiving dinner because some family members are out of town or busy this weekend. My parents deep-fried a turkey. Have you had deep-fried turkey? OMG it’s ridiculously delicious.
Now before you get all health conscious on me, eating a turkey that has been deep fried isn’t completely unhealthy (unless you eat the skin of course). The turkey is always moist and tasty and not greasy at all. And in the interest of time, you can cook your turkey in only 40 minutes (and sometimes less!).
I’ve shared this video before on my Facebook and Twitter accounts, but it seems only right to post it here too. In fact, I’m surprised I haven’t before now! This is us deep frying a turkey at our summer home a few years ago. The production quality isn’t stellar and it’s completely unscripted… but we did have a lot of fun.
And of course, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the annual watching of this classic WKRP in Cinncinati clip. Whenever I watch this, I always think about my dad and my brother because they loved it when I was little.
As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.