A Canadian Thanksgiving

With the turkey comma officially offset and an ample a 24 hour recovery period,  it’s a great time to look back and carry forward each of those things we were decidedly thankful for over the long weekend.

Unfortunately, or oh so appropriately, the Canadian Thanksgiving coincides with the beginning of hunting and harvest season. This in turn meant that I was needed at work , while Scott headed down to Toronto to see his extended family. Thankfully (pun intended!) I live very close to my mother and am the oldest of 6 so there was no shortage of family for myself. After whipping up a quick apple pie I headed over worried I was going to be (an hour!) late. Turns out I had no reason to worry as my mother had put the turkey in the oven but ‘the oven’ forgot to turn on… maybe eating dessert first while the turkey cooks will turn into a new family tradition?

What I’m thankful for: As Cliché as it may sound this weekend really made me appreciate my spouse & family. It was literally our first holiday apart and I missed my man like crazy… to the point where I may have come across a teensy weensy bit cranky … but only on occasion! Through the trials of life I’ve also learned to be thankful for the help offered by others, a roof over my head, and this amazing weather so late in the year!

Next… are you ready for the easiest apple pie recipe ever?

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8 Cups of apples, sliced & diced

3/4 Cups of sugar (or 1/3 of Stevia for a sugar free pie!)

2 Tbsp of all purpose flour

3/4 Tsp of ground cinnamon

1 Tbsp of lemon juice

oh… and a Pillsbury frozen crust! ;P

Bake at 425 degrees for 40 minutes… et voila!

I have what I would refer to as an ‘old world British’ taste. I very rarely use any spices in my cooking and love naturally ‘untouched’ flavors… others may call it bland :P. This time around though, everyone seemed to love it! I find crust especially hard to get just that right amount of pastry texture so for a first attempt I played it safe with a pre-made, and simply cut the top into strips to weave.

I hope everyone had a Thanksgiving that was just as amazing, and to all our US neighbors I wish the same for your upcoming!

yup What made your Thanksgiving memorable? Shout out your appreciations!

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