I heart Canadian Thanksgiving. I'm not Canadian or even related to anyone in Canada, so the only reason to celebrate is a pure-hearted love of Thanksgiving food. That and getting all our friends over before it's too cold out to even huddle around the firepit in the backyard. This year we planned ahead by brewing a batch of homemade hard cider. The day of we made two turkeys (one smoked on the grill, compliments of my sis, and one deep fried in the turkey cooker in the backyard), and our friends truly outdid themselves with amazing side dishes. So much fun.
What might be my favorite part of the event was the art project I started my kids on early in the day to keep them busy: The Hall of Famous Canadians. A couple of my favorites from the collection:
|Bryan Adams: Canadian!|
|Neil Young: Canadian!|
Another highlight: whoopie pies. Who doesn't love them? They're like cake-burgers! I made two kinds (both recipes from one of my favorite food blogs in the whole world, comma, dessert category: Brown Eyed Baker), a pumpkin with maple cream cheese filling, and my personal favorite, s'mores. Whoever thought of turning a s'more into a whoopie pie was straight genius. They. Were. Delicious. Follow the link below to get the recipe for yourself. I recommend.
|S'mores Whoopie Pies|