Happy Thanksgiving! Well… Canadian Thanksgiving, at least. Does anyone know why Canadian Thanksgiving and American Thanksgiving aren’t celebrated at the same time? If so, enlighten us in the comments below.
This year, we’re thankful for a great many things- not least of which, our continued fun and adventures in the world of food blogging. Wishing all our readers a safe and happy holiday!
Chelsea & Finn
CHELSEA’S TOP 5:
Goat Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms Wrapped in Bacon: Perhaps my favourite appie ever. Chewy, cheesy, bacony… it’s the best of all flavours. These will disappear real quick! Make them in advance for easy prep.
Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Crispy Chickpeas: A great, hearty soup to serve as a side or a first course. Get those veggies without realizing it! The crunchy chickpea toppings add texture and flavour to the soup.
Biscuit-Topped Chicken (or Turkey) Pot Pie: An easy alternative for roasting a whole turkey, or simply just a great way to use up any leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner. This cozy dish is easy to prepare and can be made in advance (pop in the oven to reheat when ready to serve).
5-Minutes Tiramisu Dip: One of my most popular blog desserts, and with good reason! Just a handful of ingredients and 5 minutes of prep are needed to make this sinfully good dip. Easy to make and fun to eat… what’s not to love?
Leftover Thanksgiving Eggs Benedict: The best way to stretch out that Thanksgiving meal; use up those leftovers the next morning! Turn your stuffing into patties, top with leftover turkey, a poached egg and some gravy, and you have a rustic, drool-worthy breakfast that’s almost better than the dinner itself.
FINN’S TOP 5:
Twisted Squash Braid Bread with Smoked Cheddar, Red Onion & Sage: This flavourful, babka-style loaf makes a beautiful addition to any Thanksgiving spread.
Vinegar-Roasted Vegetables: Prep all your sides in one sheet pan! Quick, easy, flavourful. Simple is good.
Yorkshire Puddings with Easy Red Onion & Mushroom Gravy: What would a good comfort food meal be without Yorkies (or Popovers, as I’m told they are called in the States?). Pair it with some red onion and mushroom gravy to please vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
Warm Red Cabbage Salad with Goat Cheese & Walnuts: People who say they don’t like cabbage have clearly never tried this salad. My favourite side dish at this time of year.
Alpine Tea: Finish your Thanksgiving feast off with a cup of soothing Alpine Tea. Not only will this tea help you digest that big meal, it also alleviates stress (in case those relatives have worn you out) and will help you sleep soundly.