Monday, October 8, 2012
Giving Thanks,... Canadian style
The only weird thing is the decorating. It's Thanksgiving, then Halloween, then Thanksgiving again, then Christmas. Not that I'm a big decorator, but at least the grape vine wreath on the door will be sporting leaves, spiders, leaves and then some sort of green and red thing - hopefully in the correct order.
I'm usually a healthy eater - even with five athletic kids to feed who seem to only need calories, calories, calories. Case in point? I made 10 cinnamon rolls and 2 lbs of bacon yesterday. I didn't eat a bite of any of it. Only because I was the slowest to the table.
Thanksgiving is another story. We are hosting 20 people at the homestead and this is the time for comfort food, people!
The menu: (so I can remember for American Thanksgiving in another monthe:)
Roasted brocolli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts
Spinach salad with oranges, almonds feta and basalmic vinagrette
Fig and walnut spread (because it's easy and I love figs.)
Sweet Potato Casserole (Never mind it has over 100% of your daily allotment of sugar. Zoiks! I cut out the butter and halved the sugar, still tastes great)
Onion Poppy Seed Bread (but I broke my jar of poppy seeds, so I used sesame seeds...)
Rice Krispie Treats
Someone is bringing a homemade pumpkin pie - cooked down from a real live pumpkin -
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!