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Thanksgiving 2013

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This weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada and I never pass up an opportunity for turkey. As you can see, the turkey turned out looking rather well this year. It always tastes good but it looks great. I didn’t really do anything different than usual. Maybe it was the fact that this turkey took up 90% of the space in my oven. I kid you not, there was only one centimeter between the top of the turkey and the oven.

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I do a potluck every time we have a special event because it is the only way to actually have fun at a holiday party when you only have a tiny oven. I made the pumpkin pies (gluten free version here) the night before because they actually taste better the day after. I made the stuffing in the slow cooker for the first time and I will be doing that again. Also pictured is rosemary potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower gratin (by the lovely @keitaigoddess), salad and turkey. There was also some gumbo and a black forest cake that I forgot to photograph. It was such a satisfying meal.

20131014-130435.jpgAs an aside, Costco has pie pumpkins this year. They are around 300 yen which makes them cheaper than canned pumpkin. They are in the Halloween/Christmas decorations section (not near the food) as I assume they are meant to be jack o’lanterns. If you get those electric tea light shaped candles you could cook them after you use them as jack o’lanterns.

What did you do for Thanksgiving this year? Please let me know in the comments section.

 

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