Canadian Thanksgiving!

Hi everyone, here we are with our second post!

As we told you, we are now staying in Montreal, Canada, and this year, on the 8th October, the country  has celebrated Thanksgiving. It is an annual canadian holiday which honors the harvest and other blessings of the past year.

For this occasion, we decided to be real canadian girls by cooking the traditional meal: Turkey!

We are now going to share with you our recipe:

First of all buy a turkey (dinde in french!) with potatoes and pumpkins. Then go home and be ready to spend an interesting afternoon in your kitchen!

Take 50gr of butter and 5 spoons of olive oil and let them warm up together… then cover with them the turkey inside and outside ……………… don’t think about calories, it’s a celebration!

Put the turkey in the preheated oven ( 180°C or 350° F) . While the turkey is cooking, heat 500 ml of water with one chicken cube and salt. Wait one hour and then add the broth to the turkey.

Wait one more hour and add a glass of white wine.

So leave the turkey in the oven for the last hour of cooking (total 3 hours)!

Now you are ready to prepare the vegetables..

Fill a pot of water and add salt and 8 potatoes without skin. After about 40 minutes try to pierce a potato with fork to know if it’s ready! The fork has to go easily through the potato! If this is the case you can drain the vegetables. Then squeeze them and, while they are cooking, add 80gr of butter and 3 glasses of milk.
Let’s now start with pumpkins! First of all remove the skin and cut them in little pieces.  Put them in a baking dish with oil, salt and pepper and ….. put them in the oven for 40 minutes at the temperature of the turkey!

Now you are done! So, go to dress up and prepare the table for guests!

Enjoy your meal!

P.s: you can use this recipe for the incoming American Thanksgiving…
Let us know if it works!

P.p.s: we had a delicious and easy dessert… Haagen-Dazs ice cream with biscuits and caramelized fruits!


A. G. V.