Thanksgiving? Sorta…

This weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving. Normally this means family gatherings with turkey and all the trimmings. I get to bake fancy desserts like cheesecakes. You know, that sort of thing. But not this year.

This year, my parents are away. So are my aunt and uncle. So my cousin and his wife decided to hold dinner for all the cousins on Saturday night. Which would have been great…if I wasn’t scheduled to work all weekend. Yes, I managed to draw two closing shifts (Sat/Sun), and all day on Monday. So my Thanksgiving was only sorta.

Fortunately, my sister brought me home leftovers from the dinner on Saturday night.


Turkey (organic, free range), mashed potatoes, stuffing, carrots, and brussel sprouts.

Unfortunately, there was no gravy leftover. Say what? How is that possible? But it’s true. And I was sad – stuffing + gravy = awesome!

Equally unfortunate, they forgot about the second pumpkin pie in the fridge, and didn’t send a slice home. That’s almost as bad as no gravy!

Oh yeah, and the NHL season finally started for my Canucks on Saturday night. So I missed the first game. Seriously, the stars were not aligned for me this weekend.

Since I was taking my leftovers to work tonight for dinner, I decided to improvise on the pumpkin front, and made a pumpkin smoothie to have on my break.


Did I mention pumpkin week is coming up starting Monday? Perhaps a pumpkin smoothie recipe shall emerge…

And there you have it – my sorta Thanksgiving dinner. Without the family and fun…and gravy.


Since I was little bummed about having to eat my reheated dinner in the lunchroom alone tonight, I may have picked up a decadent treat after work. Our bakery is just too tempting sometimes.


But you’ll have to wait to find out about that one as well. I’m such a tease.

To all my Canadian readers – how was your Thanksgiving? I hope you got to spend it with family and friends. Let me live vicariously through you!

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4 Comments on “Thanksgiving? Sorta…”

  1. October 11, 2010 at 6:56 am #

    Sorry to hear you had a bummer Thanksgiving! Everything is closed here today so it double sucks that you have to work!

    We had turkey and all the fixings at Mom’s last night. It was great, but I’m glad we don’t do meals like that every weekend!!

  2. Leah @ Why Deprive?
    October 11, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    Awww . . . well Happy Thanksgiving anyway!! I have two dinners tonight. That will be interesting.

  3. October 11, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

    Mmm your pumpkin smoothie looks like it has some interesting grainy ingredient–flax? hemp? chia? Can’t wait for the recipe!

  4. Weighting For 50
    October 12, 2010 at 9:09 am #

    Awww!!! Too bad you missed out on the gravy, but the leftovers do look good! Happy belated Thanksgiving my fellow Canadian blogger!!!!

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