This week's Family Fun Night is a shout out to my Canadian friends and family who celebrated the Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday.
When I saw the turkey in my freezer, I realized I didn't have to miss out on my Thanksgiving. I had everything in my cabinets I needed to bring Canada to Chi-Town!
(by my husband)
My mother taught us to always invite someone to Thanksgiving dinner.
This is Cr8ve Chaos. He is J's brother
from another mother
Tonight was a night of many firsts:
1st turkey I cooked
Got my directions from:
I called my mother-in-law when the turkey didn't turn brown on top. It was juicy, but white. I looked for where it said to cook uncovered. I must have missed it.
1st stuffing I made
1st time making gravy
Banana Pumpkin Cupcakes
Dessert was a yummy new creation I made.
J came home raving about a banana pumpkin bread he had over the weekend. I could not find 1 single banana pumpkin cupcake recipe so I added 1 mashed banana to this one from Southern Cooks.com. I figured it had to be good because it was 'southern' and
southerners know their food!
Some facts Americans may not know....
Yes, Canadians have thanksgiving too.
Yes, we eat turkey and stuffing and pumpkins too.
Yes, we have football on this national holiday.
Our Thanksgiving is to give thanks for the harvest.
Our Thanksgiving is held the 2nd Monday of October
The men had seconds on my firsts.
Everyone loved the banana pumpkin cupcakes
with cream cheese frosting.
The grownups enjoyed our guest and the kiddos
had a blast getting to know Cre8ve Chaos.
Of course, we all gave thanks for
one thing before eating.
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