Our Thanksgiving in Canada occurs much earlier than the US one. This year it was on the 12th of October. When we first moved here, it was very difficult to find a halal turkey. Either you had to go to a farm and slaughter one yourself, or you had to go to the Jewish corner to get a kosher turkey. Soon, it started to appear at select No Frills and Food Basic stores. Now it's very commonly available, and many halal meat stores have it. So our job of procuring a halal turkey has gotten much easier.
Last year, we got freshly slaughtered turkey delivered from the farm, and it was cooked immediately, and was really yummy. This year, the farm wasn't delivering to our area, so we got one from the store.
You have to let the turkey thaw on its own. Ours was a 13 lb turkey, so it took a day to thaw!
The next job is to thoroughly clean the turkey.
After it's washed, the turkey will be marinated with various stuff, and then placed in the oven.
While it's being cooked (takes 2-3 hours), one prepares other types of feast (after all, you need to show you have a LOT to be thankful for!).
So I tried my hand at making pizza.
It turned out somewhat round!
I also had some dough and toppings left over, so that made the 'left over' pizza!
This was how that turned out.
Of course, the evening is not complete without some dessert! We made muffins.
Meanwhile, as all this is being done and family members gather around the dinner table, our turkey is now done.
Too bad it was devoured before we thought of taking its picture!