We have a lot of American friends, and many of them actually live right here in Canada. So Mister Man was thinking "Wouldn't it be nice to host an American Thanksgiving dinner for our U.S. friends?" And that's exactly what we're doing today.
Originally, we were going to host the Grey Cup Snack Food Smack Down, and then that sort of blended in with the part where you get to eat a turkey dinner (BEST. MEAL. OF. THE. YEAR.)
So here's what's going to happen. In moments, our American friends are going to descend on our home with casserole dishes a pipin', seven swans a swimmin' - oh wait a minute - that's a different occasion! Some friends will sit with Mister Man and watch the game (the strange one with Canadian rules and one less down). Some of us will sit at the table and play Scrabble, and make origami Christmas ornaments and drink red wine and such...
And all of this is going to lead somewhere excellent. I have told each casserole bearing guest to bring (or email me) their recipe, and explained that I'm gonna need to take a smart snap of them proudly holding their Thanksgiving dish which I will then publish rights here on this blog!
So far, we have Teri's Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake (with a white chocolate mousse filling). Mister Man is working magic on a turkey, and the most deadly brown butter mashed taters you've ever tasted. He also made a killer mac and cheese (cuz if it's good enough for the Obama family, it's good enough for us!). I also made a traditional stuffing with Newfoundland savoury.
We're looking forward to a bunch of really delicious dishes, and I promise that this blog will be overflowing with flavour and festivities. Stay tuned! And happy (second) Thanksgiving everyone!
P.S. Go Roughriders GO!!