Oct 12, 2014

Pumpkins Galore

Hi friends,

Hope the weekend was a good one. We have one more day to go thankfully. Tomorrow, I am cooking a 16 pound turkey so it will be a busy day full of food preparation, cleaning, and then family.

On the menu is:

  • Cornbread, sausage, pecan and apple stuffing (cooked outside the turkey)
  • Green beans
  • Mashed Potatoes with roasted garlic
  • Orange Cranberry Sauce
  • Gravy 
  • Turkey stuffed with lemons and herbs and rubbed in goose fat ( a new product I saw at Loblaws - it sounded luxurious so I thought I'd give it a go)
  • Salad 

My sister in law is bringing pie for dessert which is super exciting.

I don't usually host Thanksgiving....but this year I felt I had to carry on the tradition. It will be lovely to have everyone together for the holiday. However, I think I might have to come up with a meal plan that requires less prep time going forward. As a working mom, I savour three day weekends and I have 10,000 things I'd rather be doing then cooking all weekend. I gave serious thought to outsourcing the cooking but ultimately I felt that this was one meal I needed to cook.

We did squeeze a trip to the pumpkin patch with the kids on Saturday. The kids loved it and I was thrilled to see all of the exotic pumpkin breeds they had, I'll share the ones I purchased tomorrow with my Hallowe'en front porch decorations. There are blue pumpkins people! Imagine making a pumpkin pie with those.

Here are some pics from the festivities:

And yes - in addition to family photos with the skeletons there were pumpkin launchers. The boys liked those best of course.

How did you spend your weekend? Did it involve pumpkin launchers too?

I leave you today with this amusing thought:

Sometimes this is true! Thanks for stopping by!

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