For fellow Canadians I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving long weekend! My weekend was a pretty good one, full of relaxing and eating delicious food.

Saturday was all about Thanksgiving prep. We decided to have an Italian Thanksgiving instead of making the traditional turkey dinner with stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Instead we had antipasto, lasagna, and dessert. My brother and I headed over to The Italian Store to get everything we needed.

For appetizers we went capicola, mortadella, smoked provolone (so good!), mozzarella, garlic stuffed olives, and kalamata olives. We figured we’d make Thanksgiving prep as easy as possible so we got a frozen lasagna. All we had to do was pop it in the oven and in an hour and a half it was done. For dessert we picked some pastry. It had some sort of liqueur in it, along with whipped cream.

Sunday afternoon I spent some time prepping for dinner, including setting the table and getting everything set out. Everything turned out delicious, despite how little time and effort it took to actually cook and put together. It was definitely a nice change from having to spend the majority of the day in the kitchen getting a traditional turkey meal on the table.

Monday was a stat holiday so I met up with a friend and her three kids to go for a walk. She’s been a really good friend for years now (I just realized it’s been over 20 years that we’ve been friends! That makes me feel so old.) and despite multiple moves and going months without seeing each other, we’re always able to pick right back up where we left off. Being in the same city again means that we get to see each other a couple times a month which I’m so grateful for.

It was a gorgeous day for a walk. The weather was perfect – I was comfortable in jeans and a t shirt. We ended up covering just over 4 km. If it’s just my and my friend we can usually cover that distance in an hour, but with kids it always takes significantly longer. There are two parks along the route that we took, so we had to stop at both of them.

On Monday afternoon my boyfriend and I got together. I brought him some leftovers from our Thanksgiving dinner to enjoy. We decided to watch Hocus Pocus cause neither of us had seen it before. I’d heard about it a ton so my expectations must have been high because I found it a bit disappointing. I’m not quite sure what I was expecting, but I was just thought it would be better. We ordered pizza from a new to us place called Pizza Face YYC. The French onion pizza was amazing! While it might sound a bit weird, it turned out to be so delicious. If you’re in downtown Calgary and looking for a different pizza to try, I highly recommend this one.

If you celebrated Thanksgiving this weekend, what did you make to eat?

Thanksgiving Weekend 2022
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