Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday's Canadian Thanksgiving Favourites

Happy Friday! Just like Holiday Eves, the Friday before a long weekend is extra special and even more festive. This weekend is going to be a busy one- our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. We are filling it up with my three favourite F's- Family, Friends and Food ;-)
In honour of our Thanksgiving, I wanted to my very favourite Thanksgiving recipes (apologies to any American readers who think it's too early to talk all things turkey). Now there are the absolute necessities like turkey, stuffing, gravy and  kind of go without saying so I'm not going to focus on those but here are just five of my other favourites.

Green Beans Almondine

I always like to throw in a veggie when it's possible to do so and this green bean recipe is so simple and easy to put together. It literally takes 15 minutes but the trick is not to overcook those beans.

Macaroni Pie

My friends love my macaroni pie as we call it in Trinidad (or Mac n' cheese for the North Americans). I don't have a full recipe for mine (something to work on) but if you're lightening things up, this butternut squash version is also awesome.... though let's face it, lightened up and Thanksgiving aren't really close friends. 

Sweet Potato with Kale

I made this recipe last year and everyone loved it. The sweet potato and boursin went really well together and the kale just disappeared into it. 

Corn Pie

If you're looking for a twist on a corn dish, I love this corn pie and it pairs really well with all the other food.


 I couldn't not talk about Turkey. We brine our turkey, put a butter soaked cheese cloth and foil tent it and then finally inject it at the end with the pan juices. Do you have any other tricks you swear by?

Any other awesome recipes to share? What are your Thanksgiving must haves?
Have a wonderful weekend, lovelies! 
Linking up with 
AndreaErika and Narci for Favourites on Friday
and Caroline and April for Five on Friday!


  1. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Happy Canadian Thankgiving.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! I will have to try the sweet potato kale dish--love that combo!

  4. Have an amazing Thanksgiving friend. I have ALWAYS wished the The American Thanksgiving was a bit further away from Christmas. Maybe I should just celebrate with the Canadians ;).

  5. I need to make a vegetable side dish to take to our dinner (no cooking for me this year!) and that sweet potato kale dish may be the one! Thanks for posting, enjoy the long weekend!

  6. I'm officially hungry now and cannot wait for Thanksgiving <3
    Green Fashionista

  7. It's never too early to talk Turkey. ;) Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thinking I need to start celebrating this so I can enjoy 2 Thanksgivings! :)

  8. I was just wondering this morning when Thanksgiving was in Canada. All of these side dishes look scrumptious but the Trini corn pie has to be my favorite! I always make corn pie for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  9. Can I come to your Thanksgivings. Seriously it sounds so delicious. i have added a few of your recipes to my list to try.

  10. Oh yes it is thanksgiving weekend. Have the best thanksgiving! PS love me some macaroni pie hehe

  11. I love all things corn, you can bet I'll be trying that corn pie recipe. Have a great weekend!

  12. Happy Thanksgiving!! I am going to have to check out that sweet potato and kale recipe..I have done a sweet potato and kale pizza and it was delish!

  13. Enjoy your Thanksgiving! The food looks delicious.

  14. Oh my gosh, I'm drooling! Happy thanksgiving my friend!


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