Friday, October 6, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Or should I say Super Thanksgiving! This year we have started doing our Super Thanksgiving that will be leading us into Super Christmas later this year. So for a nice break on this blog I'm going to stop talking about hobo's and stuff and write about something regular...Super Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving in Canada is on Monday Oct 9th and it's a long weekend here. Then after that US Thanksgiving is November 23. SO for Super Thanksgiving there is a lot of stuff to do during the Holiday Season during the next three months. So that's the next 90 Days with a bunch of Holidays.

To enjoy Super Thanksgiving you have to celebrate Canada Thanksgiving first then you have to celebrate US Thanksgiving next month. By mixing the US and Canada Holidays together that gives you a super awesome Super Thanksgiving Holiday Experience with double Turkey etc.

Here are some Holiday tips for things you can do for Super Thanksgiving. This is some stuff that I'll be doing at my house so I will share some of my Holiday tips so you can also participate in Super Thanksgiving if you want to.

Now if you just want a traditional Thanksgiving Holiday this doesn't apply, this is about stuff you can do for fun at Thanksgiving if you want to do something different than usual.

The thing with Thanksgiving is there is too much food to choose from that you will want to eat. If you are having a traditional Thanksgiving dinner then you'll be having mashed carrots, turnips, parsnips etc. so if you eating that then that is not Super Thanksgiving.

For Super Thanksgiving which is Canada and US Thanksgiving mixed together with two Holiday Dinners you will need extra food.

This is what we are doing at my house for Super Thanksgiving. Personally, there is so much food to choose from at Thanksgiving I can't narrow it down to just Carrots, Turnips, Parsnips etc. because there is so much other food you could have.

My Thanksgiving shopping list includes all sorts of vegetables like 9 different kinds of pickles, Beets, Corn, Cranberry Sauce, Peas, broccoli, cauliflower, gravy, stuffing, potatoes, etc.

So for me there is just too much to choose from. So if you want to just have a basic traditional Thanksgiving Dinner you'll be boiling carrots and stuff and having mashed carrots, parsnips and turnips like regular stuff. That's not Super Thanksgiving. 

At Super Thanksgiving you need way more side dishes than that. It's just so much food though. What I am having for Thanksgiving is Green Giant frozen Vegetables California Mix. That way you can get three different kinds of vegetables in one frozen bag without having to cook a whole bunch of separate foods.

Then you are not wasting food because you only cook what you want because they are frozen, then you can just put the rest back in the bag for later. When you use good frozen vegetables you can just make as much as you want out of the bag so you can have as many sides for Thanksgiving as you want by buying frozen bags of mixed vegetables.

That way you don't have to only pick from just Carrots, Turnips or Parsnips in a Traditional Thanksgiving. You just buy a bunch frozen mixed Vegetables  and only take out and cook what you want to eat.

The best way to cook Green Giant Mixed Vegetables is by steaming them. You can do that in a pot or in a microwave and put butter on them if you not lactose intolerant.

Canned Peas and Carrots are stupid. These days everyone buys brand name frozen vegetables that taste just like fresh vegetables, Then you just take out as many as you want out of the bag and steam them and put the rest back in the freezer. That way you don't have to cook a bunch of Vegetables and waste them and you can have way more.

Why would you bother to make three fresh vegetables and that's all you can have for Thanksgiving because they are so bulky then you'll just end up wasting them. If you buy brand name frozen vegetables you can have like 9 Vegetables on your plate if you cook them from a frozen bag. That's Super Thanksgiving!

Make sure to buy brand name mixed vegetable like California Mix, don't get the cheap ones because they are not as good.

The good bags come with mixes with Corn, peas, Carrots etc. Then they have Broccoli and Cauliflower and all kinds of string beans etc.

If you buy a few bags of Brand Name mixed Vegetables then you can have like 9 - 12   different vegetable sides with your Thanksgiving Dinner and it's only like $20 or something.

You won't waste anything because they are fresh frozen vegetables and you just steam what you want and put the rest back in the freezer. That way at Super Thanksgiving you can have as many vegetables as you want and not waste any food.

That's just the vegetables. Then if your me you need to have like 9 different kinds of pickles..well just buy as many jars as you want because pickles last a while so they won't go to waste.

This year we're having Gherkins and Mustard Pickles. Mustard pickles are sweet mixed pickles in mustard and Gherkins are like sweet baby dill pickles...those are the little tiny ones everyone eats at Christmas.

So I had to narrow it down to like two kinds of pickles this year because 9 was too many. Dill Pickles are one of my favorite but I eat so many I got sick of them and wanted something different for Super Thanksgiving.

Then instead of more pickles I got Jarred Sliced Beets which are also my favorite. Don't by beets in a can (gross) get them in a jar. Then I got Oceanspray Cranberry Sauce and fresh baby carrots, (delicious).

So we went with Green Giant California Mix frozen Vegetables (Fresh Carrot Slices, Broccoli, Cauliflower) which are steamed, Mustard Pickles, Gherkin Pickles, Jarred Sliced Beets, Baby Carrots (that are boiled), and Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce.

Then we had to stop because there are too many vegetables, after that you can add mixed bags of frozen vegetables for Corn and Pea's etc. which I didn't plan to get but may happen.

By the time you mix all those frozen vegetables together it's like 12 things or something and you can have them all by getting fresh frozen bags of mixed vegetables and only steaming what you want and you'll have tons left over. Thats Super Thanksgiving!

After that is the Gravy you want to have Turkey Gravy at Thanksgiving or Beef gravy? So when you cook your Turkey you don't have to have Turkey Gravy, some people like Beef Gravy on their Mashed Potatoes. I'll probably be going with Turkey Gravy but I bought beef Gravy just in case. With Gravy Canned Gravy is always pretty good so you can get cans of different gravy to go with your Turkey dinner and it doesn't have to always be Turkey Gravy, so you have to decide what kind of Gravy you want to eat. If you make it from the Turkey yourself it's Turkey Gravy, if you don't want that you can get a can of another kind of gravy or powdered gravy mixes are also good. Personally, I've never had a bad experience with store bought gravy because it is all good.

Here is the biggest debate of  Super Thanksgiving...stuffing. If you buy stuffing like me everyone always gets Stove Top Stuffing...which used to be good but I ate so much Stove Top Stuffing over the years I'm sick of it.

Stove Top stuffing is like $1 a box now which is pretty cheap. That stuff is not expensive at all now and I ate so much of it I'm sick of it now.

Now for Super Thanksgiving I have to up the bar when buying Stuffing and I have switched to Butterball Frozen Stuffing at $6 a bag.

The old stuffing was $1 a bag for Stove Top, the new stuffing to eat is Butterball Frozen Stuffing and it's $6 a bag, way more expensive than Stop Top. So if you're sick of cheap Stove Top Stuffing maybe switch to Frozen Butterball Stuffing that you cook inside the Turkey. So frozen Butterball Stuffing is the new Stove Top Stuffing because it's so cheap now, so you need a better brand of stuffing. Butterball Frozen Stuffing is $6 a bag and cooks inside the Turkey, that is the need good store bought stuffing.

The Turkey to get  is a Butterball Turkey, they are the best ones....then get Butterball Frozen Stuffing and Stuff your Butterball Turkey with Butterball Stuffing .

So when you get Butterball frozen stuffing get a Butterball Turkey and stuff the Butterball Turkey with Frozen Butterball Stuffing which is a higher quality than Stovetop Stuffing. using matching Brand Name Turkey and Stuffing will give you a better Super Thanksgiving. Then, we're just having regular mashed potatoes.

So this is for Super Thanksgiving and not for a traditional Thanksgiving, so if you like a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner that's fine, this it just to have some fun at Thanksgiving and do something different. So if you like that try Super Thanksgiving.

How to cook your Super Thanksgiving Turkey:

When making Super Thanksgiving always cook your Turkey in a store bought foil roasting pan. Everything tastes better when you cook it in a foil roasting pan.

That way you feel like you went out and did something because it gives it that "I went out for dinner" feeling when you eat at home. They are only like $2 and then you don't have to wash it because they are disposable so after you cook your Super Thanksgiving Turkey use in a Disposable Roasting Pan you can just throw it out, then remember....everything always taste better when you use a foil roasting pan! Plus it feel's like you went out and did something.

For the Super Thanksgiving Turkey, the recipe we are using is just for fun at Thanksgiving so we are using the Turkey Recipe that comes on the back of the paper that comes with the disposable roasting pan.

So we got a Betty Crocker Disposable Foil Roasting Pan and it comes with a Turkey Recipe on the back of the paper so for fun at Super Thanksgiving we're just making that instead of a Traditional Recipe. It's from Betty Crocker so it must be good.

This will put some excitement into the Thanksgiving long weekend. After that I got some Blu Ray Videos to watch for Thanksgiving. This year we're watching Clerks 1 & 2, Return of The Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead (Original Version) and some Horror Movies because Halloween is coming up. Plus We'll probably watch Casino and some other classic movies like Evil Dead or something. Not remakes because they all suck bad.

All those things will put some excitement in your Thanksgiving....making it Super Thanksgiving. Then you have to get ready for Halloween and US Thanksgiving because you have to do Thanksgiving again next month.

So for the next half of Super Thanksgiving is the President's Day Black Friday Sales Event and then another Thanksgiving Dinner....then you have to get ready for Super Christmas!

This is a busy time of year everyone, so by mixing Canada and US Holidays you can add some excitement into the Holidays and make them Super Holidays, then after Christmas is New Year's Dinner. What will Super New Year's look like? I don't know because I didn't get to that yet.

So if you want have exitement this Thanksgiving follow these tips to make a Traditional Thanksgiving a Super Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!


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