Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!



No turkeys were harmed in the making of this post...

For once, The Hermit and I remembered that this weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada and so we had a Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. It was kind of Anglo-Canadian and also made concessions to my vegetarianism so it wasn't entirely traditional, but it was yummy :o) I think next year, I might invite the parents round, although it would mean serious furniture re-arranging to get them seated at the table!

Anyway, dinner was Quorn escalopes, mashed sweet potato, sweetcorn, petit pois, honey roasted parnsips, Yorkshire puddings, and onion gravy, and for dessert we had pie - apple and blackberry, as pecan or pumpkin pie would have been a bit fiddly. And we had a delicious organic beer too - Stinger - made with nettles.

I think we have a lot to be thankful for - not just each other and our families and friends, but we both have jobs, both are studying on courses that really interest us, we have the guinea pigs, our health problems are chronic but not terminal, we have a roof over our heads and food in the cupboard.

And the small things too: hot water bottles, Lush soap, a friendly postman, a new computer, Radio 4 ...

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow bloggers, especially those in Canada!

5 comments:

Carol said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

tammie said...

well happy thanks giving i am in the uk and we dont have thanksgiving but thinking of you. and the food sounds great,,

Irene said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Your menu sounds so delicious.

Barbara said...

Happy Thanksgiving! :D

Olenka's Stitches said...

Hi Nic,
I have just got your HOE Halloween Exchange package. :-) I just love the tote bag you made for me, your stitching is so neat and pretty! Thank you for the extra Halloween-y goodies. I know my husband will be especially happy about the chocolate. I was nice "meeting" you. You've made my day!
Thank you very much for this wonderful exchange. Hugs,
Olga