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Kitchen renovations = sole reason why I hosted Thanksgiving this year.

And up until Sunday morning when my mother called me, did I habour secret hopes she had been joking. Hosting didn’t mean cooking! Of course not. Crazy sense of humour. Free rein over my oven, stove, knives…entirely welcomed. Not quite.

Why such a big deal? Love to cook. Cook for friends all the time. Even completed Culinary Arts I at George Brown without burning down the kitchen.

Well, for one… I rarely (read: never) cook for my parents. Blessed (read: spoiled).

Second of all: My mother is AMAZING in the kitchen. And I know how to make one Vietnamese dish. Pourquoi? Because I’m too busy stuffing face to learn. Yell at me another time please. 2012 resolution…still a few months away.

So, I had 6hrs to get my sh*t together. Spent an hour menu planning. Spent another hour at the grocery store buying every root vegetable known (or unknown). Swooped in on the squash. Scoured shelves for nutmeg. Scored with disposable roasting pans. Debated organic chicken vs. cornish hen vs. duck for a good 15min (no turkey for Le fam). Lugged it all back home & spent the next 4hrs in the kitchen.

Peeled. Diced. Chopped. Roasted. Peeled. Roasted. Puréed. Simmered. Seasoned. Rubbed. Stuffed. Roasted. Basted. Plated. Served.

And mini-feast turned out magnificently! Bro, wish you could’ve seen it. You would’ve been proud.

Indulgently spectacular weekend. Thankful for the greatest family, friends… and a metabolism that just keeps on giving.

cornish hen w/ garlic & rosemary

roasted & curried butternut squash soup

medley of gorgeous root vegetables

cornish hen w/ garlic & rosemary

Recipes in a pinch. First time making everything. Will tweak & play around next time ;)

Roasted & Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Cornish Hen with Garlic & Rosemary

Roasted Fall Root Vegetables

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