Good morning everyone and happy Thanksgiving weekend to all my fellow Canadians! What’s on the agenda for you today? I’m heading to Simcoe to see some duck races at the Norfolk County Fair (I’m not joking), followed by Thanksgiving dinner with my family. Bring on the pumpkin pie!
Even though I spent most of the week just looking forward to Thanksgiving, it was still filled with some pretty good things too. Things like…
… a special delivery from Ninja Kitchen! I can’t wait to whip up some delicious smoothies in this thing. I’ve been in a bit of a smoothie rut lately though – does anyone have any recipes recommendations for me?
… a morning of testing tuna casserole and beef stroganoff recipes for my food service rotation. My fellow intern and I just kept on exclaiming “Is this real life?!” I think we definitely chose the right career field!
… my sister flying in for Thanksgiving, which was promptly followed by sushi at our favourite sushi restaurant. I got an order of nigiri sushi, a salmon roll, and a wakame salad of course.
… a fro yo date at Yogurty’s. Unfortunately the pumpkin spice flavour (the green one – weird, right?) tasted really fake, but I loved the salted caramel and cookies ‘n cream flavours!
… after a string of making some really disappointing smoothies, I finally whipped up a really good one after my workout on Thursday. I used almond milk, a frozen banana, ground flax, kale, and a sample package of chocolate Sunwarrior, which gave it a perfect chocolatey flavour without being overpoweringly sweet.
… a late afternoon hike at Crawford Lake with my friend Paula. Most of the hike was through the forest, but the little lookout to the lake was seriously gorgeous! I feel so lucky to have such amazing hiking trails so close by.
… a vegan butter tart from Kelly’s Bake Shop. I’ve been looking forward to trying one of these ever since I heard the Kelly’s bakers were experimenting with recipes – and they were every bit as good as I expected! It was the perfect treat to end my week with.
Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend. And Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers!
What was good about your week?
What’s your favourite smoothie recipe?