The gal pal, sk, and I decided to buck tradition this past weekend when we celebrated Thanksgiving Day here in Canada. We always make the food for the festivities whether we hold the event in our house or not. On Sunday, we served our guests spanish style tapas plus sk made a Filipino/spanish paella. We kept the dinner casual, used our everyday plates and we all enjoyed a relaxing afternoon of good food, wine and conversation.
This was our menu:
Fig & Olive Tapenade
Espinacas con Garbanzos
Chorizo with Sun-Dried Tomato & Cider
Saturday, I spent all day in the kitchen doing my best impersonation of a quality chef. A few of our invitees were unable to come at the last-minute, which was okay with us, we didn’t take it personally. Our door is open to all and anyone who wants a good meal on our day of Thanks. But because of this, I decided we didn’t need two other dishes I planned on making: Steamed clams and Grilled shrimp. One of our guest brought BBQ spanish turkey, another came with homemade ukrainian pastries and slices of cheesecake materialized from somewhere.
sk and I enjoy our dinner parties, I hope our guests do as well. We are already planning our next one.