Monday, October 11, 2010

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appy Thanksgiving to all Canadian readers!  

I had a wonderful 3 day, Thanksgiving weekend with the people I love.  We were out of town Friday night visiting my momSaturday morning we went for a late breakfast.  I had a Mexican omelet with rye toast and hash browns.  It was WAY too much food, so I ate half:


I also ordered had 3 bites of this mini pumpkin pie blizzard, and the hubby ate the rest.  
It tasted JUST like pumpkin pie:


When we got home on Saturday evening we made coconut rice, and green curry with shrimp. 


On Sunday morning the hubby made pancakes.  I had 3 with syrup to dip.  The pancakes kept me full until dinner where I enjoyed a thanksgiving feast at my in-laws:


I had some wine and beer throughout the evening, and spent some time dancing with my best friend, my sister-in-law, and some other friends later on in the night.

Brunch this morning was a cabbage roll.

Exhibit A:


Exhibit B:


I had a tall, half sweet, non fat toffee latte from Starbucks this afternoon, then headed to my dad's for another Thanksgiving feast:


I am always impressed by how well my nearly 70 year old dad can pull off a full turkey dinner with all the fixings on his own without seeming the least bit frazzled.  It is quite amazing actually.  Everything is always perfectly cooked, and on the table hot and ready all at the same time.  I am thankful to have two parents who are both excellent cooks.


My sister made a frozen pumpkin mousse pie for dessert.  It was fab!  
You can find the recipe HERE.


My adorable nephew wanted to help with the dishes, so he gathered some clean pots, put about 1/2 cup of soap in the sink and started washing.  Hehe.  He is the greatest.


Thankfulness

I have so many things to be thankful for, and I feel such gratitude today and everyday for all that I have been given in this life.  I am grateful for a loving family, wonderful friends, and the most amazing husband in the world.  I am blessed to have a job that I love, an education that I value greatly, and a happy home.  I have a blog that keeps me sane, and supportive readers whom I consider friends.  
Today, and everyday, I am thankful.

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." -Albert Schweitzer 

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." -Oprah Winfrey 

What are you thankful for today? 

27 comments:

Christina said...

your nephew is ADORABLE! :)

Amy B @ Second City Randomness said...

Omg... I heart turkey. And can't wait for Thanksgiving here!

It's too cute your nephew wants to help with the dishes. Keep letting him think it's fun... enjoy it while it lasts. :)

Kat said...

Happy Canadian Turkey Day!!! :) I love thanksgiving...my hubby loves it too, but only because of all the food!! haha. I am thankful for my job, hubby and friends. Also my lovely blog readers :)
And your nephew is ADORABLE!!

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

What a wonderful array of delicious food!!!

Treat and Trick said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jolene, what a delicious spread! Thanks for visiting my site...

Paaka Shaale said...

Hi Jolene,

Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a lovely space here. The pumplin pie blizzard, the cabbage rolls and the pan cakes look amazing. Just loved em. Belated thanksgiving wishes to you :)

whikai said...

number one thing I'm always thankful for is my wonderful family..


Happy Thanksgiving

indianspicemagic said...

Lovely pictures

Simply Life said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon said...

I'm super impressed that you were able to order only a mini pumpkin pie blizzard, and still didn't eat all of it! I definitely got the full small size on Friday night...and practically licked the cup clean :)

Looks like a great weekend of good eats and wonderful company!

Jamie @ Food in Real Life said...

I think almost all of my favorite foods are in this post. Pumpkin pie blizzards (3 bites? That's it?) and green curry! Mmm! I'ts 8:30am and I am so craving green curry. LOL

kalin said...

happy thanksgiving!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

Those pumpkin pie blizzards are pure bliss! Today I'm thankful for the fact that I have a new job and people to help me with the process, even if it is stressful!!

G.Pavani said...

Hi Jolene,

Thx for visitng my blog..u too have a wonderful space... and happy thanks giving day..

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Delish food as always ;) I've wanted to try that blizzard... But I don't know if I will be able to have just 3 bites!

~Lisa~ said...

Looks like you had a fantastic Thanksgiving day! All the food looks so good.

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said...

I love Thanksgiving! Its my favorite holiday because it is truly all about focusing on spending time with loved ones. Glad you enjoyed yours!

And those blizzards do taste just like pumpkin pie.

alison said...

hi jolene,delicious food here!:)

Laura said...

Your nephew is so cute! As is that pumpkin pie blizzard... trying one for the first time is officially on my list of things to do this week!

Kelly said...

So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I can't wait to celebrate here ;)

I am so going to make that frozen pumpkin mousse pie!!!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh yum! All those food pics look awesome (as usual) and it makes me really excited for our THanksgiving which is fast approaching!

Your nephew is adorable!!

Kelsey said...

aweee ur nephew is quite a charmer <3 so cute :P he must have been SO THANKFUL to enjoy all the delicious food, and especially when it came time for the pie!! <3
because i didnt really celebrate i'll pretend i was hanging out with u guys enjoying a wonderful feast. these photos totally make up for it :P

xoxo

eatmovelove said...

I love that Oprah quote. It's what I get from The Secret too. ...working on it.

Your dad is an impressive cook!!...but is it bad that I just want that blizzard ;)

Happy T-Day girl! (and yes I know it's belated - but it's never too late :) )

Ramona Forever said...

That pumpkin mousse pie looks amazing! I stocked up on cans of pumpkin this year, so I'll definitely try this pie.

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said...

This post was incredible! You are making me want Thanksgiving here now! The food, the family, the love! I am so grateful for my family. I have such a great group of guys here and I adore and value every second with them!

mymarblerye said...

happy belated canadian thanksgiving!! Loving the gravy in your eats!! I'm also psyched to see the pumpkin pie blizzard is back again!! Now I need one. I am thankful for faithful friends and a loving boyfriend!! ps. is there a link to the interview you gave? I dont get that canadian magazine here!

mostlyfitmom said...

Ooh, I had a mini pumpkin pie blizzard today. SOOOO good! How can you beat pumpkin pie + ice cream + whipped cream?!?