In America, we call it Thanksgiving—that is the USA & Canada

Happy Thanksgiving to all. This is certainly a day [as all are] to be thankful for the many blessings that we have received. The basis of this observance is that it is the time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. The link I have given takes you to the Wilkipedia for some historical perspective. It seems the celebration dates back to the early 1600 and even 1578 in Canada.

Thanksgiving is family time for lots of Americans. The day is one of travel—the most heavily traveled in America. Got to get home to experience mom’s cookin’ For to many of us, it is a day of over indulgence. Hey, I can ride or walk it off. At least that is what we say. Then, there are the following holiday celebrations that seem to have food as a major component. Tradition has most eating turkey, or maybe ham, or other meat [forgive me vegans]. I ‘ve cooked a few turkeys in my day, many hams, and briskets when I lived in Texas. Today, I’m cooking a prime rib or crown roast. Thought I’d share a few pictures with you. It is small—just for two. It is now in the oven. But first, a few before pictures.

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Stay tuned for other pictures from the Artis household. Thanks and happy holidays to all.

Author: jalexartis

Avid cyclist, who loves photography, technology, blogging & cooking...

5 thoughts on “In America, we call it Thanksgiving—that is the USA & Canada”

  1. Yesterday, Wednesday, we were blessed with the visit of my daughter and her two children; my son, his wife, and their two children; and his wife’s aunt and her daughter–9 family members. Today, they dine with their mother and then off to Disney World. Their visit remind me of many we had in the 80s & 90s where we had lots of activities, sounds, and of course food. Happy Thanksgiving!!!


  2. Prime rib preparation:

    I prepared a “special” marinade using lots of garlic, onions, acidic liquids, spices, etc. Cooked it, let it cool, and began the marinating around 5:00 a.m. I also prepared a rub with various spices and chopped garlic. After marinating about 6 hours, I rubbed the meat, took pictures, and placed the roast in the oven to sear and then bake. In the meantime, I sautéed garlic and onions for a sauce/gravy. The meat thermometer will soon be a 140-degrees for medium done. this may be good…


  3. Happy Thanksgiving Jim ,to you and all your family, and that is a nice looking piece of prime rib. Just for the record we Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October, which is Columbus Day in the United States… still trying to work it off!


    1. Thank you Rod and well wishes to you and your family also. Happy you paid us a visit today. Thanks and also for the information on Canadian celebrations. Yea, I’ll have more work to do as well. –jim


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