Thursday, November 26, 2009

American Thanksgiving

So, way back in October us Canucks celebrated our Thanksgiving. For Hubs and I and our boys, that meant a trip to Saskatchewan to celebrate Hubs' grandmother's 90th birthday. On the way home, Hubs commented that he didn't feel like we really had Thanksgiving (although the spread was fantastic), and he missed my Mum's turkey.

So, being good children, we phoned my parents - who were at the time making their way around Vancouver Island and had already had two turkey dinners- and informed them we missed them and wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving with them and my brother. At a time that was convenient to all. November 22nd to be exact. (Yes, my family generally has to plan 6 weeks in advance.)

Then someone (OK, maybe it was me), said we were actually celebrating American Thanksgiving in honour of my sister-in-law, who live in L.A.

So, I thought I'd share what we ate that day. And, since I've gotten into the habit of taking my camera only into my own kitchen and not other people's, I have absolutely no pictures of any food-type stuff at all. So, you can just imagine it in your head.

I should mention that my Dad made the turkey (on the barbeque!), my Mum made the stuffing, and I made everything else.

Barbequed Turkey
Italian Sausage Stuffing
Potato-Fennel Gratin
Brussel Sprout Leaves with Bacon
Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Thyme Gougeres
Pumpkin Mouse Parfait

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Americans in the crowd!

1 comment:

  1. I am also a Canadian in the U.S. and had Thanksgiving, both at a friend's home in Atlanta and at my neighbour, Ersie's church. Check out our eats!

    Thanksgiving in Atlanta was an American-influenced by Canadian-Thanksgiving. Pumpkin pie and pecan pie for dessert, green bean casserole with French onions (which have no more French in them than the frying), mashed potatoes. It was potluck and someone brought the smallest turkey I have ever seen and they didn't let it sit on the pan, so we had white gravy! Oh well, it was tasty.


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