There is so much to be thankful for this year. Family. Friends. Health. Its a nice time of year to think of all the positive things in your life. Things that we should be thinking about all year round, but it isn’t always easy to keep it in mind. Even if you’re not celebrating Thanksgiving today, count your blessings and think of all those who are not as fortunate as you.
I’m thankfully to have so much of my family here for the holiday, which is why I’m only going to post a few photos today of some of the prep that went into our feast. Tomorrow I’ll be back with more photos of our festivities and on Tuesday I’ll be showing you a new recipe to use up some of that leftover cranberry sauce!
I know that not everyone does this, but its our tradition to put bacon all over the bird. It helps to baste it AND you have deliciously crisp pieces of bacon to steal off the skin when it comes out of the oven. Which is another family tradition. Just hope that you get there before my dad and grandfather!
About halfway through cooking, the turkey was really starting to smell amazing! The whole house smells delicious.
Oh how I love crisp delicious turkey. With gravy. You’ve always got to have gravy.
Of course there was LOTS of pie making going on too. We had 4 flavours going this year: traditional pumpkin and apple, plus chocolate cream and banana cream. Thats what happens when your local grocery store runs out of canned pumpkin.
The banana cream was a good way to get rid of some of the bananas we had around. We poured a bit of the banana pudding in the pan, added a layer of bananas, then poured more pudding on top. Plus there was plenty of whipped cream on there too 🙂
The gold yellow banana and the deep chocolate brown actually worked well for the colours of the season.
I’m off to go out for a nice driving in the country with the whole family. The leaves are perfect and the weather is gorgeous. A perfect Thanksgiving weekend! Hope that you are all having a wonderful day with your loved ones too 🙂