Monday, October 11, 2010

Christy: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

Tonight was our thanksgiving dinner and I am so incredibly stuffed. My parents are out of the country for two weeks so I didn't go home for thanksgiving but instead had a wonderful meal with my roommate and six of our friends. I was in charge of vegetables-that-are-not-potatoes so I made baked Kabocha squash with some honey and apples and Carrots with a brown sugar glaze. I've been realizing lately that I'm way more excited about cooking than I used to be, in fact I'm starting to read more cooking blogs. They are definitely a foreign but profoundly intriguing world for me.
I know some fashion bloggers read Smitten Kitchen but I was wondering if there are any other must read cooking blogs that I am missing out on. Any Suggestions?
The internet makes sharing recipes so much easier and I love not having to own a cook book to be able to access the recipes in it. Not to say that I'm not a sucker for a beautifully put together cook book with glossy photographs of impossibly beautiful food....

Speaking of beautiful food, take a look at our stunning pumpkin pie we made.

The secret to its amazingness? fluffing the egg whites before adding them to the filling.
Another tasty treat we had tonight was an american invention: pretzel jello salad.
Only Americans would put ground up pretzels, cool whip, cream cheese and jello together and have the audacity to call it salad...

Whatever you classify it as, it tasted surprisingly awesome

This began as an outfit post but I guess I'm just more interested in food at the moment.
oops. :)

Hope you guys all had a good weekend, whether or not it was Thanksgiving. Does thanksgiving even exist outside of North America? Maybe that's a very ignorant question but I realize I don't know the answer.



PearlsAndGreenTea said...

Haha...I'm more interested in food sometimes too! These desserts look yumm-o!


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Charlotte Henderson said...

smitten kitchen is obviously love,

but also


sweetdisposition said...

ohhhh looks delicious! i think i'm going to try to cook thanksgiving dinner here for my host family. and haha you're cute, love the last picture.

PrincessMia said...

Moving out does wonders for cooking skills, does it not??

I find a lot of recipes just browsing through stumble upon. Like the amazing monkey bread I made a little bit ago....

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Maria Confer said...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving Christy! Oh, those desserts looks so good!! I can't wait for Thanksgiving here.

P.S. Thank you so much for the really kind and supportive comment on my post. I truly appreciate it.

Lulu Letty

--Sanam-- said...

Hmm..that food looks super tasty :D and to answer your question, im sure some people do celebrate it. but here in the UK it isnt really a national thing :)

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Emma said...

Oh my... craving some of that pumpkin pie! Everything looks so delicious. x

danniekate said...

mm, that looks tasty! x

Helen said...

i am often more interested in food than fashion! haha. i love the kitchn blog on apartment therapy and sprinkle bakes

BenchesandChandeliers said...

that looks so delicious!