1. Try to convince your American friends that Thanksgiving is better in October.
The key to maximizing the enjoyment of holidays, from a full-year perspective, is to ensure they are adequatey spaced apart.
Having two important holidays occurring so close together might seem like you’re getting a higher dose of enjoyment and relaxation – as many Americans would argue – but the truth is quite different.
This year, try and educate the Americans in your life about the benefits of an October thanksgiving!
2. Sell them on the idea of replacing turkey stuffing with poutine this year.
The gravy is already made. The oven is on. Throw some fries in there, grab some cheese curds. Throw them all together and transcend to the next dimension of flavour.
3. Insist that many words contain silent ‘u’s.
On the topic of flavour, remember to remind all your American friends and relatives that – despite what they think – many words in fact do contain apparently useless ‘U’s.
4. American’s might argue that Turkey is meant to be cooked somewhere around 325 Fahrenheit.
Little do they know that turkey tastes better when cooked at 162 Celsius.
5. Suggest an Alternative to Thanksgiving Football.
Regardless of their take on NFL vs. CFL, Americans and Canadians can both agree that football would be improved if it was played on ice.
As such, you ought to consider advocating the benefits of enjoying a little NHL this year for Thanksgiving.
6. Trade for the password to their American Netflix.
America celebrating Thanksgiving so close to the holiday break is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of American netflix. All you need is a password.
Get it by offering to trade uniquely Canadian items that are tough to find in America. Real maple syrup is always a good idea, but don’t neglect to consider Ketchup chips!
Canadian only foods they should try!
- Ketchup chips
- All dressed chips
- Dairy milk bars
- Beaver tails
- Cream soda crush
- Nanaimo bars
- Yorkie bars
- Coffee crisp
- Split pea soup (Habitant)
- Jos Louis
- Hickory sticks
- Butter tarts
- Kit kat bars