Sneakily delicious dishes that bring all the omnivores to the yard! Look for the cookbook in 2010!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Canadian Thanksgiving

Monday was Canadian Thanksgiving. I am originally from Canada and have celebrated every year since moving to the US, regardless of being “in the wrong country”.

This year’s celebration {my 9th annual!} included greek olive tapenade, paprika hummus, muhammara, and marinated and broiled shiitake mushrooms with carrot butter pate for appetizers.

The main meal was panko-breaded and pan-fried seitan perched atop a bed of rosemary mashed potatoes, with wild mushroom gravy flowing down over the top. On the side there was a deconstructed green bean casserole {complete with homemade french fried onions}, savory mashed yams, cornbread stuffing with apples and walnuts, and homemade tangerine cranberry sauce.

Dessert was a thin slice of homemade apple pie topped with mini scoops of coconut milk ice cream, next to a thin slice of double layer pumpkin cheesecake drizzled with celestial cream sauce.

Overall, the meal was a smashing success, but I’m glad it’s over again until next year….