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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving


It's Thanksgiving weekend in this beautiful country of Canada, and I certainly have lots to be thankful for.

My mother-in-law and my sister-in-law are cooking. A big thanks for that! They usually prepare a mix of traditional Canadian Thanksgiving foods with their own special Italian foods. Because I don't eat turkey, the Italian stuff is my favourite!

I have been asked to contribute a dessert. Easy peasy! I much prefer making dessert to cooking.

This weekend, I am most thankful for my family, particularly my two fascinating, unique and sometimes a little crazy kids.


This guy is an expert peanut butter cookie maker. He will be bringing some of his creations to share with his cousins today.


This gal left a trail of belongings all over the house while brother baked.


More stuff.


It wasn't all her though. The boy left his mark.


Of course, Jolene continued to pursue her natural instinct to hunt, as she does during virtually all of her waking hours.


After brother left for basketball practice, the little gal helped me make maple cake with penuche icing.


One benefit of vegan baking: safe bowl licking!

Now, we just have to do the dishes, get dressed and then we're off to enjoy some delicious food.

Happy Thanksgiving!

18 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!!

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving! Have a blessed weekend with your family!

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    1. Thanks for your kind wishes, Jeanne!

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  3. hope it was an awesome celebration! I love those cookies...

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    1. We had a great time, thanks. Lots of sweets. :)

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  4. happy thanksgiving to u and ur beautiful family! those cookies look yum!

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving! I look forward to the American Thanksgiving next month. I love the pillow with the creative flowers on it that is on the sofa.

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    1. I bet you are excited. You guys have Thanksgiving and Christmas so close together - it's like fun overload! :) Thanks, I like my pillows too, and my kids like to throw them everywhere!

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  6. Jolene cracks me up. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!! I have no doubt the food will be exceptional and the company warm hearted.

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    1. It's a good thing Jolene is so darn cute, Wendy. I tell ya. Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes. We did indeed enjoy some great food and family.

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    Licking the bowl/spoon/spatula is my kids favorite part of vegan baking as well :)

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I have to sneak some of the bowl licking in myself before my daughter gets there. :)

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  8. Hope you guys had a great thanksgiving! Those cookies look delicious!

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    1. We did indeed. Thank you Kristin. And the cookies were yummy. :)

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  9. Have a happy Thanksgiving! Looks like it will be a tasty feast :)

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    1. It was a sensational feast. Thanks Ruthie!

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