I will admit, I've never been the biggest fan of Thanksgiving mostly because I really don't love turkey (there, you heard it here first!). It's way too filling, often too dry and just so bland.
I loved more the social gathering and meaning of what Thanksgiving is about, which is really the important part, right? The food is just the icing on the cake and an excuse to get together, eat, drink and be merry.
But when I became an adult and bonafide cook (beep beep, toot toot), I felt like I could finally do it the way I wanted to cook this holiday meal. I love to cook and if this blog (or my Insta-stories) hasn't illustrated that to you then you need to take a closer look.
Also, I have finally gotten over the fear of not being so traditional in the foods that I cook. Who says you need to have turkey? Why not chicken? Or ham? Or if you're a vegetarian, some version of a tofurkey?
Alas, my Canadian Thanksgiving feast idea was born and it was delicious! I love to experiment in the kitchen and this year I was in full-on experimentation mode. The family was busy working and Nathan was knee deep in studying for his exam, so it was just us three. Quiet and small, which made me extremely happy.
Today, I share with you the full menu of what I cooked and if it offers you any sort of inspiration (or a copy cat) well then that would put a smile on my face. Most items are fairly easy, some are more adventurous but they are all DELICIOUS!