Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving, Canadians!

We have a few Canadian friends up here, and they wanted to throw a traditional Canadian Thanksgiving Day party (a day early to fit work schedules). The problem? They had a one bedroom condo. The solution? Use our house! We had a ball (and yes, that is a moose head we hung on our wall!)

Jeremy did all the cooking, Nicole did all the set-up and helped us clean. I made my first ever cheesecake - a light, pumpkin and maple confection that turned out amazingly good. Dan fried up some donut holes a la Tim Horton's, and threw together some tasty Philo dough/brie/apple raisin bites that were also very yummy as appetizers.

The rest of the amazing meal was all Jeremy, and he outdid himself. Creamy Butternut Squash Soup, spicy turkey, pork loin seasoned to perfection, mashed potatoes, yams, green beans with bacon, and a sweet/spicy stuffing that was beyond perfect. Great job, Jeremy!!

We ended up with nine people, five of whom we had never met, and had a wonderful time. The dogs were not as impressed. They were locked up until after dinner, much to their dismay. Baby gate my big toe - it's a doggie prison!

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