American Thanksgiving

When I lived in New York, I was fascinated at how deeply and joyfully Americans celebrated Thanksgiving. As a Canadian, it felt more like Christmas. The airports were jammed with people going home to celebrate with their families. When Christmas did roll around, it felt more like an ordinary day. Stores, restaurants and cinemas were open but more than that, many people didn’t go home or even mark the day. With the folks that I met, the more important holiday to celebrate with family and feasting was Thanksgiving! In honour of my American friends, I give you:

EVERYTHING THANKSGIVING EXCEPT THE TURKEY:

VEGETABLE SIDESjust click on the link under the photos

Candied Carrots

Turnip Au Gratin

Brussels with Pancetta

Hasselback Sweet Potato with Cheddar Cheese

CASSEROLES 

Macaroni and Cheese

Spicy Baked Beans

SALADS

Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with Salted Caramel Vinaigrette

Winter Coleslaw

Waldorf Salad

QUICK BREADS

Wild Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Apple Crisp Muffins with Cinnamon Drizzle

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins with Toffee Crunch

YEAST BREADS

Really Quick Cinnamon Rolls

Best Homemade Bread

Oatmeal Cranberry Multi-Grain Bread

DESSERTS

Apple Cranberry Crisp

Applesauce Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Chunky Apple Walnut Cake with Caramel Glaze

Pear Tarte Tatin

A very joyful and delicious Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Thanks for reading.