Monday, October 10, 2011


This year, for the first time, Thanksgiving dinner was at my place. I invited a few people, and that number turned to 10. If you've been to my apartment, I'm sure you're thinking to yourself, Where did you fit all of those bodies?! Did you have enough dishes?!

The bodies fit fine, I opened my front door to get some air circulation seeing as it was 26 degrees outside, resulting in a possible oven in my apartment. I did not have enough dishes, I borrowed some bowls from The Girl Next Door J, and had some paper plates.

Now, on to the fun part...The food!

My mum did that turkey at hers, and I did a pork roast as I was concerned we wouldn't have enough meat.

I included a Soupita basic, butternut squash soup, here are the main ingredients, ready to be roasted:

After that photo was taken, it was a whirlwind three hours of cooking where no photos were taken, and resulted in this:

Family and friends digging in to goodness! I quickly grabbed my camera to document the dishes before it was devoured. First up, stuffing. I love how every holiday has a discussion about what kind of stuffing you do. I do bread stuffing. Sliced bread stuffing. That's right. Delicious! You can see the edge of the mashed potatoes that didn't get it's own shot:

Here is my momma carving up the bird:

My pork roast in the background. It was my first time doing a pork roast, thank you Canadian Living for your guidance! I sliced up some cortland apples, and fried them in butter and maple syrup to go with the pork, nom nom nom:

There was a suggestion for glazed carrots as a side, I sliced a few carrots up, put them in a cup of water with 2 tbsps of butter and 1/3 cup brown sugar and cooked until the sauce reduced. Yum!:

For me, this was the star of the show, sweet potatoes with a pecan topping, also from Canadian Living. The sweet potatoes were so light and fluffy, and the topping was crunchy and delicious:

The butternut squash soup in bowls, ready to be eaten, despite the heat:

And finally, all of the lovlies that came over to share Thanksgiving, my irngutaqs, D and B:

Cousin MR, don't worry Tulugaq and L, she's being fed!

My mum and Ajakuluk:

Little M, so cute, as she was leaving later on she said "Bye Oslo!", he's clearly her favourite!

Another irngutaq who is now my TA at Inuktitut, and friends Sarah and Beth. If they were to have a baby, I would be it.

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm off for round two of food coma weekend!

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