It’s October, which means the carefree days of daily summer drinks are coming to an end (or should be?!) – so today we are bringing you the best alcohol-free drinks for fall. In addition, October is World Menopause Month – which means here at Mojo and Moxie, each week in October, we are bringing you all things menopause related.
What do the best alcohol-free drinks for fall have to do with menopause ? Well give me a sec, and I’ll tie it all in for you…
Thanksgiving. The holiday where we give thanks for all that we have been blessed with. For those who don’t know the history of Canadian Thanksgiving is, well complicated. If you want to read more about it, click to this link, The History of Thanksgiving in Canada. But in a shortened version, in 1957 the Canadian government finally officially made the second Monday in October Canadian Thanksgiving to coincide with the completion of harvest . A time to be thankful for our bounty. But on to the real reason for this post, our favourite Thanksgiving blog posts to help set your table with food and drink.
The Perfect Turkey
Our very first Thanksgiving post was Christine’s Perfect Turkey. Well, to be honest it isn’t Christine’s but Martha Stewart’s. But it does come out looking perfect!! And tastes amazing too.
Now this isn’t your normal side dish of roasted carrots, with peas or mashed potatoes. It is onions. Yes, I said that right, onions. This is a side dish that we make thanks to my mother in law and may even sway those onion haters in your family. And it may just be because of all that cream and parmesan cheese. (Tip: you may want to wear goggles while slicing the onions)
Now a dinner in our homes is not complete without some wine. Especially Thanksgiving, what will all that family around an extra glass or 2 might be needed (wink, wink). We were lucky enough to head down Kensington Wine Market and have then recommend a few bottles that would be a great addition to your turkey dinner and fit all budgets and taste.
Turkey, a unique side dish and wine. What else do you need?? Oh right, pumpkin pie or for those who do not like pumpkin, apple pie. Making a pie at home can be an arduous task , but there are also plenty at your local market or grocery store. After making a dinner for the family, take a break and buy the pie. Add some whipped cream or ice cream and you have a tasty end to an amazing dinner. We hope you enjoy our Favourite Thanksgiving blog posts.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. And in this ever changing world we live in, remember…
I am having a hard time thinking of Thanksgiving right now – due to the crazy dump of snow we got here in YYC over the weekend. But today is officially October 1, and in Canada that means Thanksgiving is quickly upon us. Danni and I know that if this “back to school” season you were seeing kids off to high school or uni, you most likely have your Thanksgiving menu rattling around in your head. You don’t really need our help with the perfect pie recipe or a”how-to” on gravy. (Although if you need a little inspiration check out last year’s Thanksgiving fun) BUT what about wine?
If you have read Christine’s turkey post yesterday she had already eluded to my post today. (If you haven’t read her post, you should..It is on the perfect Turkey 🙂
This Thanksgiving dish is a recipe that my mother in law had made for my husband’s family for Thanksgiving dinner ( we also do this dish for Christmas as well). It is one of those dishes that is a relatively new addition to the table and not a long standing tradition, but I do believe that is is always a good thing to add and bring in new traditions or in this case food dishes to the table.