Yes indeed, ’tis feast day here in Canada. It’s kind of the same idea as the American version in November, but the origin of ours has nothing to do with pilgrims and everything to do with church harvest festivals.
After a couple of years off from cooking duties, during which Daughter prepared delicious vegan feasts, I’m back in the kitchen for this one, preparing the traditional turkey feast. Yet another sign of progress. Whee! Actually, more correctly, I should say that I have prepared most of the feast during the overnight hours, and the other two can finish things off while I catch a few hours of slumber. My days and nights often get turned around, as they are at present, but we won’t let that stop traditions from being followed.
The menu is the standard Thanksgiving fare – turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, baked yams, brussels sprouts, blah, blah, blah, with pumpkin pie for dessert. There’s way more food than three people can get through, so if you can make it here within six hours or so, we’ll gladly set a place for you. 🙂
Oh, and just in case you don’t believe that I keep weird hours, here’s a photo that proves it. The turkey was just coming out of the oven here, at 4:55 a.m., as you can see. Oops, you can also see where I aimed badly with the turkey baster a couple of times. *blushes* That’s wiped off now, scout’s honour.
Right, off to bed I go. I’ll be back later to catch up on the comments left on the previous post. Happy Thanksgiving to the couple of family members who drop by here, and to all of my Canadian chums. Hope you’ve all been having a great holiday weekend!