This weekend in Canada, it is Thanksgiving. We know for many of our readers in the states, this holiday doesn’t come around for another few weeks, and we’re sure many of the countries that our readers are from don’t have a Thanksgiving, but it’s that time of year here and what kind of bloggers would we be if we didn’t write about it? 🙂
Thanksgiving is one of our favourite holidays. It’s fall and the leaves are gorgeous, and the Niagara Escarpment looks beautiful this time of year!
Our favourite sport is in season, also: Cross Country! 🙂
If there’s one thing that we are thankful for, it’s Western cross country and all the fabulous friend’s we’ve made and the fun times we’ve had. University would not be the same without it!
The other great thing about Thanksgiving is the time we get to spend with our family! We don’t get the chance to come home much during the school year, cross and track (and school…) keep us pretty busy! This is really the first weekend we’ve been home since going back to school, and boy is it good to be home!
We seriously miss our family when we’re away! We have the best Mom, Dad, and brothers in the entire world. You can try and argue, but you are wrong! 🙂
We are super thankful for our family and the continual support that they provide every. single. day. Our family is always there to pick us up when we’re down and are our biggest fans. They encourage us in everything we do. We couldn’t have picked a better one if we tried!
Of course, thanksgiving wouldn’t be thanksgiving without a big family dinner! Turkey and pumpkin pie to be precise. Mainly the pumpkin pie part. 🙂
This thanksgiving was a bit different for our family this year. Normally, our entire dad’s family gets together at our Aunt’s house and has a big turkey dinner. This year, however, our Grandma decided to give our aunt a break, and we went out to dinner instead! We went to Betty’s Restaurant in Chippawa, Niagara Falls. To be perfectly honest, not much on the actual menu appealed to us. This restaurant caters more towards an older demographic and young children, so we didn’t find it had an overly exciting menu. They do, however, serve a Turkey dinner every Saturday, which, being Thanksgiving, was just fine with us!
Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, maple-butternut squash, and your choice of salad or soup (un-pictured). Cranberry sauce came in a little container on the side. It was pretty yummy, what you would expect from a turkey dinner. Our only two issues with this meal was the menu said Turkey dinner special served with soup and dessert, with no other description of what was coming with the meal, and the plate came with already poured gravy. We like gravy, but we’d prefer to pour it ourselves, so that it wasn’t all over everything, you know? Perhaps if the menu had a more detailed description of the meal, we would have known to ask for it on the side.
Now, apparently this place is famous for their pies. Normally, we are both more cake, cookie and squares kinda girls, but there are 3 pies that we LOVE: Apple, mince, and of course PUMPKIN! Betcha’ never would’ve guessed that! 😉 So of course, after hearing the extremely lengthy list of pies that Betty’s had to offer, we chose pumpkin!
It definitely hit the spot! 🙂
Other highlights of our thanksgiving included:
A visit from our long-time friend Olivia
Going to Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club in the Falls with our brothers
A long run with our beautiful Mom
A workout with this girl
We’ve also been doing a lot of cooking, and have a fabulous recipe for tomorrow’s Meatless Monday that you’re sure to love! Our family raved about it. 🙂
So, happy thanksgiving to all of our fabulous readers! Because of all the things we mentioned that we’re thankful for so far, we haven’t mentioned YOU! We really wouldn’t have a blog without you, and we’re so happy that you’ve been enjoying the recipes and other posts we’ve been putting on here. Please feel free to comment anytime with questions, anecdotes, ideas, suggestions, stories, whatever! We’d love to hear from you. 🙂