Happy T-Day Canada!

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

I got in my head that I wanted to cook a turkey dinner! I’ve got two under my belt. One of them without my mother’s supervision! So I thought I’d give ‘er a try. But there were no appropriately sized turkeys to be had! Whole Foods and Gelson’s both had turkeys but they were huge!! Too expensive and too much bird.

So I bought a chicken.

Calling it a “churckey dinner” I forged ahead.

I arrived home at 6:15 PM this evening with the final ingredients necessary. Yes! 6:15 PM. “Shouldn’t you be EATING by that time, Gillian?” you might ask. “Oh well!” say I, and march ever forward. I got the stuffing made (genuine Mt Scio savory!) and the bird in the oven by 6:45 PM. It was a small bird so 1h 30m would do ‘er. Then I put the veggies on.

While I was waiting, I thought it might be nice to have some Yorkshire Pudding like my Aunt Sylvia makes! So I went online and found a recipe. I also looked up a recipe for gravy… because, for the life of me, I couldn’t remember how to make it. Water, drippings, flour… but what proportions!? I love the internet.

Fast forward to 8:00 PM. The bird is out, the Yorkshire pudding is in, and I’m mixing flour into water and drippings. Some salt; a little pepper. We were ready to eat by 8:15 PM.

The chicken was JUICY! Yum yum yum. The gravy was a little bland (not much bird juice) tho’ still pleasantly tasty. The carrots and cabbage were perfectly done.  Also, except for being whole wheat, the Yorkshire Puddings turned out exactly as they were intended. And finally, the stuffing was perfecto! It’s the same recipe I learned from my mother, my nanny, and my aunt. I will never be satisfied with another stuffing recipe.

So I exercised my cooking genes. And the results were very happy!

Anyone for leftovers?

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4 thoughts on “Happy T-Day Canada!

  1. Yay for churcky dinners and My Scio savoury! Yay for cooking genes, too. You must have got them from your grandmother, God bless ‘er.
    But 6:15? Goodness gracious! You got those genes from your father!

  2. Happy belated Canadian Thanksgiving!
    We went through the reverse thing here last American Thanksgiving. We did have Turkey though, Turkey breast. It’s smaller and less expensive. Dan and I were thinking it would be great to try to do Canadian Thanksgiving with you guys and the Sullivan’s on Thanksgiving Sunday or somethin’, like we did Thanksgiving at the Watkins’s.
    It sounds like you had a lovely and fashionably late dinner. Congrats!

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