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Oct 8, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY - CANADIAN THANKSGIVING


Michael Lee @ Designs by Gollum is our host for Foodie Friday. Have a look at all the spectacular, special or downright simple foodie posts. Join in. Everyone is welcome.


This weekend is the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. We have a statutory holiday on the Monday. I always cook dinner on Sunday so there is a day to relax and eat leftovers. Now that is something I am truly thankful for.


 
We will have a traditional turkey dinner, stuffed with a bread stuffing. I don't eat it but just follow what my mom always did. Others seem to like it. There is always a large pitcher of gravy. The mashed potatoes will be buttery and smooth.

Normally we would have pumpkin pie. I buy mine at Costco except when I went today all the pies they had have a best before date of October 9th. I don't want to freeze one and then thaw it. The middle always cracks when you do that. I have opted for a mix of desserts. A pear tart, some Ghiardelli chocolate brownies, little chocolate hazelnut filled cookie straws. If I get time I will do something with some Gala apples and cranberries too.


The brussels sprouts that were in the stores were no good either. What is going on this year? We are looking at carrots glazed with honey and tarragon, a green and yellow bean mix and maybe some corn if I don't have enough beans.

I expect there will be 8 for sure for dinner and perhaps 10. Still waiting on a confirmation. I have to add another table. Although our dining table is a big pine one it seats only 6. I would rather join another table on and have lots of elbow room. 



Don't forget the Writer's Challenge. Mr. Linky will be up on Saturday morning. I look forward to reading all of your stories. The theme is "one of the nicest things someone has ever done for you". I thought our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend would be the perfect time to launch this.



11 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Lori,

If I don't come by before Sunday and Monday, please know I wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!! The menu sounds wonderful and the desserts are grand!!

I am doubtful that I will be in your event this time as I am going to be leaving Saturday for a few days and I am swamped. I also fiddled with the subject over and over in my head and I just can't come up with any particular ONE thing. I am sure after I read everyone elses post I will be thinking "Oh, I could've gone that route". So I hope you plan to have another one soon because you know I love to write. Thanks for hosting this and I hope you have a great turnout. I will be reading them!!

xoxox
Janie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lori, that sounds like a wonderful menu, and allow me to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you enjoy all of your company for the meal...

Happy Foodie Friday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Julie said...

Hi Lori,Happy Thanksgiving...The food sounds great...
xoxo
Julie

Kathleen said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours..I wish ours was now..it gets lost in the Christmas rush, and it is really such a nice holiday!

I can't wait to read your writer's challenge. I can't think of anyone who has ever been that nice to me....LOL..kidding...
But what if I pick one and then hurt someone's feelings? Then I would feel terrible!
What to do..what to do..
Have a happy turkey day!

Dipped Fruit said...

Lori,Happy Thanksgiving day and Thanksgiving gifts

susan said...

Lori--Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I hope you will have some help with this wonderful menu! Pear tart sounds delish. Don't know if your're having 8 or 10?? There's that RSVP thing I posted about :) Have a great weekend and I will come back for to for Saturday!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Dinner sounds wonderful :)

Mary said...

I hope you have a wonderful holiday. All of us who have family and friends sitting at the table have much to be thankful for. Overeat for me :-).

Ali said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I hear there's a shortage of canned pumpkin over there. At least in the U.S. My late mother used to use squash with certain baking spices and you never knew the difference.

Ali

Jennicillin said...

That pear tart sounds good! Happy foodie friday!

Mrs. P. said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Lori!!

Your menu sounds delicious! Enjoy your day of celebrating and the day of rest and leftovers :)

Blessings!
Gail

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