Oct 4, 2012 4
So…I was sitting here, and I realized that a bunch of people were talking about “the long weekend” on their blogs…and it occurred to me that it’s the Canadian Thanksgiving this coming weekend! I totally had no idea.
I guess it’s the fact that a.) I’ve never been that obsessed with Thanksgiving before anyway and b.) I live in Kuwait where Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated.
I do have tons to be thankful for, though!! I’ll save that for Monday though when it’s the “real” Thanksgiving.
In the meantime, for those of you from Canada who are planning your Thanksgiving menu for this coming Monday (or for you Americans who are really planning in advance!!), here are some of my favourite dishes to eat in the fall.
Appetizers: Perfect for sharing with a small crowd of friends or family while waiting for the main meal!
Side Dishes: Yummy options for taking to a gathering where you’re expected to contribute something to the main meal.
- Simple Sliced Side Dish (eggplant, potatoes, carrots)
- Cheesy Pepper Bread
- Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup
- Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad
- Crock Pot Cran-Apple Pecan Stuffing
- Squash + Lentil Soup
- Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Cinnamon Quinoa
- Curried Pumpkin Soup
Main Dishes: If you’re to into eating turkey (although I’ve included a recipe for that too), or you like additional options, these are some yummy fall-themed main dishes.
- Roast Turkey
- Butternut Squash + Sage Lasagna
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Mac ‘n’ Cheese (this could easily be a side dish as well!)
- Roasted Cornish Game Hen
- Crock Pot Roast Chicken
- Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Desserts: Perfect for finishing off a hearty meal!