1) Blee’s turkey

Wow, long time no post. Plenty of reasons for that:

  • a visit to London for Thanksgiving (sans camera);
  • work; and,
  • the arrival of Wii in the B&G household.

Shortly before we headed to London, G made a dinner of to-die-for pot roast – part of the comfort food adventure we’ve been on of late. We paired it with our continuing walk through the LCBO’s complete catalogue of champagnes and sparkling wines, this time with an outstanding bottle from Austria – Schlumberger Sparkling (highly recommended).

2) G’s pot roast and the fixings; 3) Schlumberger Sparkling (who’d have thought Austria makes great bubbly)

4) pot roast was a sit-down dinner even;  5) the bottle

We were fortunate this year to get two turkey dinners. First in London with my parents, sister and family, then a dash back to Toronto on Thanksgiving Day in order to make Blee’s Asian-inspired dinner with Cousin Richard. Crazy yes, but worth the trip. Thanks Blee!

6) sad yes, more bubbly; this time with ginger syrup and star anise;  7) the asians taking pictures of the food, but of course

8) the turkey fresh from the oven; 9) Blee begins to carve

10) what a pretty table; 11) the veggies

12)  the stuffing; 13) the oh-so-good yams

14) Blee and Cousin Richard;  15) dessert was a sweet pan fried dumpling with pear and a mango sauce

16) Cousin Richard on a nic-fit; 17) heading back home on Thanksgiving Monday passing by the CN Tower

Whilst in London, we got blessedly hooked on Rock Band (thanks Evan), and this past weekend we entered the Wii world and celebrated with another bubbly and a great Quebec handcrafted cider that is made in very small batches. This was bottle 2270 of only 2800 produced. It is very good, very subtle yes, but very good.

Are we Wii addicts? … perhaps … we played 8 hours worth on Sunday.

18)  the celebratory cider; 19) the just ‘okay’ Spanish cava, with G playing Wii in the background

20) okay, don’t ever say there are no pictures of G on this blog … here we are in all our Mii glory

21) Sunday morning | 7:30AM | Falcon or Peregrine on the antenna just over yonder (taken with my camera through a single binocular lens)

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6 Responses to Thanksgiving

  1. brooklyn2028 says:

    Ooh! I love the lotus root in the veggies!! YUM!

  2. upandoutward says:

    OH. OH. OH.I’m so ready for Thanksgiving now. MMMM!

  3. Fatcat723 says:

    Great food matched with great wines – Happy Thanksgiving – looks like you celebrated well!

  4. CurryPuffy says:

    So much good food in this post, of course it’s Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving!Did I hear “Wii”? Me and W are all gaga over it nowadays! We all should host a ‘couples challenge’ someday! LOL

  5. christao408 says:

    Bubbly with ginger syrup and star anise?  What an interesting concept.  I’d like to try that.

  6. vsan79 says:

    happy thanks giving

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