Canadian Thanksgiving is a month away! (October 10) Looking at my holiday notebook and menu is great; best part of Thanksgiving is all the planned for leftovers Brunch: Maple Breakfast Sausages Pumpkin Pie French Toast Bake Apple Coffee Cake with Greek Yogurt and Candied Walnuts serve with warmed Maple syrup Coffee Dinner Menu: Cranberry Relish Herb Roast Turkey Butternut, Sausage with Apples and Cranberry Pan Gravy Garlic and Rosemary Mashed Potatoes Bacon wrapped Veggie bundles (omit asparagus and sub in green beans) Roasted Squash with Pear and Blue Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Candied Pecans Dessert: New England Pumpkin Caramel Pudding (new recipe to try!) GF Apple Pie Gingersnap Cookies Mulled Apple Cider Tea Table decor is ready, just need a new milk/cream and sugar bowl, some extra napkins. If I feel extra creative I may remember to make pats of butter for brunch into leaf shapes! Will pick up the straw bale next weekend and the mums for the porch. All dishes are prepped two days or the day before Thanksgiving (depending on dish) and just baked its final stage on the day of. The turkey and wrapping the veggies for the bundles is the only thing I prep just before putting into the oven. Looking forward to trying the new pumpkin recipe! The weekend before we will visit the apple orchard and pick apples for the pies, and to make both apple chips and apple sauce! I love the flavours and foods of fall; squashes, pears, apples, cinnamon and ginger!