October 10, 2005

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

(Or Columbus Day, I think, in the US? I don’t know if it’s a holiday anywhere else)

Mark’s parents were visiting, and though it rained unremittingly all weekend (so irritating — so much to see, but too foggy and wet to see it!) we managed to throw together a little something for dinner last night:

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See how happy we are about it? (Mark’s happy too, he was just taking the picture)

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(Even Tigger was happy)

We were particularly pleased with how colourful our plates were:

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This was thanks in part to the bizarre, but wonderful, produce we found — check out this cauliflower!

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In an effort to make dishes appropriate to our locale, we bought ourselves a quarter bushel of apples from Nova Scotia (for $3.50!):

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We put apples in the stuffing, made a fennel and apple salad, and cooked apples and red cabbage together to make German Sweet and Sour Cabbage (scroll down a bit), found on Fillyjonk’s blog (it was great!). All very yummy — but now I’m going to have to make a heck of alot of apple pies to use up the rest of the apples!

Can you tell we like our food?!

I actually have knitting to report, as well as many other promised pictures, but I think I’ll spread them out a bit. So, I’ll end on a Thanksgiving-appropriate note, just for La.

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Posted by Aven at October 10, 2005 04:35 PM
Comments

Ooooh! Your post gave new meaning to the phrase “fall color”. I LOVE that wacky cauliflower! And that tree? Just beautiful. Thanks!

Posted by: La at October 10, 2005 05:22 PM

Oooo…fennel and apple, that sounds so good! And that is the weirdest, but coolest cauliflower I have ever seen!

Posted by: Dani at October 10, 2005 07:47 PM

Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Paula at October 11, 2005 12:45 AM

Happy Thanksgiving Aven, Mark and Tigger. The food looks terrific :) that cauliflower is really funky :) I guess it grows like that eh? You didn’t put Kool-aid in there or anything? hehe I’m happy your leaves are changing colours. They haven’t really changed much here in Toronto yet. Good luck with all the apples :) they look so shiny and yummy…thanks for the pictures :)

Posted by: jan at October 11, 2005 03:37 PM