Thursday, November 24, 2005

Turkey for Me and Turkey for You...



Happy Thanksgiving. It is one of my favorite holidays. I realize that Canadian Thanksgiving has come and gone, but here at the Ouimet house we celebrate both of them (why not have turkey twice!).

Canadians don't do Thanksgiving as well as Americans do, so I have taken it upon myself to teach all the Canadians I know how it is done. I don't mean to upset any Canadians out there, Thanksgiving is just bigger in the States than here in Canada, no harm no foul (hehe). So we have for the second year in a row invited tons of friends and family to our house and asked them all to bring a dish. I am cooking 2 turkeys, 1 ham, 1 cheese cake, 2 apple pies, I also make the stuffing and the mashed potatoes.

We are expecting about 40 people, the same as we had last year. Keep in mind that at least 10 of those are children the oldest being 7 years old. We are going to have a wonderful time. I will be thinking of my family in California and here and Canada and keeping in mind how blessed I am and how much I have to be thankful for.



I took the turkey photos when the kids had the farm field trip, I have been saving them for you.

6 comments:

Keeefer said...

what time do i need to be there for? are we having cranberry sauce too??? what about bread sauce???


mmmm i love roast dinners, not a massive fan of turkey but its better than no roast dinner (or that nut loaf rubbish vegetarians try to get you to eat). Happy Thanksgiving.

Wudas said...

We were wondering if you fixed a traditional U.S. Thanksgiving. I'm glad you celbrated. Maybe you'll inspire Canadians to establish some new tradidions. Don't forget the desserts!

angie, party of one said...

I am so jealous, I miss a good home cooked turkey dinner. Since I work on all holidays at 2:30 I miss out. Not only that but mom lives in Sacramento now so I don't have time to drive up there and eat then get to work on time. She always offers though bless her heart!

Shannon said...

Angie, you should have stopped by our house. We have tons of leftovers. Way too many leftover desserts in my opinon.

wilsajedi said...

you can never have enough desserts

Wudas said...

Will's right. No wait, Shannon's right. Nope, Will is right. No, I'm wrong, Shannon's right. Hmm, quite the pleasant dilema.