Oh So Thankful For {Thanksgiving Weekend Things}

Thankful for Friday nights catch-ups with my main mister.


Thankful for morning sunlight that stains everything gold.


Thankful for the confidence I have that my first vote in a federal election will be counted fairly and for lots of recent discussion with people of all types that has made me think.


Thankful for time in the kitchen making food with people I love for people we love.


Thankful for coffee shops that make homework feel so much less like work.



Cafe Mulligan

Thankful for food and not knowing what it feels like to go to bed hungry.


Baked eggs in the making


Fresh Pasta-Making Session with Josh’s Family


Mama’s Homemade Buns


Sprouts on the Stalk 

 Pumpkin Cheesecake (oh my goodness)


My Plate of Goodness

Thankful for changing seasons that remind me that as much as we tend to be in a rush to get to the end result, transitions can be pretty amazing too.


Whether in Canada celebrating Thanksgiving Monday or afar, here’s to a day of gratitude for things little and big.

What are you feeling most thankful for? 

20 thoughts on “Oh So Thankful For {Thanksgiving Weekend Things}

  1. You should bookmark this post, so you can revisit it through out the year!
    Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday because it is all about family time (and food!) I am thankful for my home and being able to see my family often.
    I may have to make that cheesecake for our gathering in a month!


  2. At the moment, I am really thankful to be born in a wealthy, peaceful country. All those pictures of refugees all over the world make me acknowledge, that I’m so blessed to take peace and a home to call mine for granted.


    • Oh Doro I couldn’t agree more. I wish it didn’t take heartbreaking images/stories to make me appreciate my own circumstance, but they have such a way of putting things into perspective. Hoping that we’re headed towards a (near) future where those pictures are fewer and further between.


  3. What a beautiful post. I’ve been a little down lately and I really needed a reminder to be thankful for all that I have. I’m thankful for a lovely home, full of family, food and love. I’m thankful that my job affords me the opportunity to pursue my passions. I’m thankful for a hubby that loves me even when I’m cray! And I’m thankful that the blogging community introduced me to lovely blog friends like you. :)


    • Aww I am so thankful for blog friends too <3 The community aspect of blogging is one that hadn't even crossed my mind before starting and now it is such a huge part of what I love about it. It's so strange how those little 'down periods' can sneak up on us unexpectedly and often without obvious reason eh? Hoping that you find yourself feeling like there's a bit more of spark in you in the coming weeks. Thinking of you!

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  4. I sooo love pumpkin cheesecake. All of your food looks so good!

    One thing that disappoints me greatly is that stores around where I live don’t/won’t stock Canadian ales or beers. Once in awhile I might find Blue which I don’t care for but trying to find Molson or Moosehead seems to be an impossibility. They act like I am nuts when I ask for it like Canada is a gazillion miles away or something. I live near Portland, OR so we are quite close to BC.

    I am thankful for my wife Carolyn and my late wife Karen being in my life. I lost Karen six years ago to a rare, very aggressive cancer. I am also thankful for our dogs Starr and Charlie and our cats Tallulah and Roosevelt. And, I am thankful for you Jacklyn and all of my friends here.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, it looks like you are off to a great start.


    • It’s really nice to hear a bit more about you, Randy. I am so so sorry to hear about your late wife. What an incredibly tough time that must have been. But how nice that you’ve remarried and have such a lively home with all those pets! (I LOVE their names by the way!)
      Also, that is really interesting to know about the Canadian beer. Like you said, you think it would be easy to come by since you live so close to the border. I feel pretty lucky that there are so many great local microbreweries in my region. What beers are your favourites?
      And you still have your Thanksgiving to look forward to – maybe some pumpkin cheesecake can make an appearance then!! :)


    • Hey Bronwyn! No secret at all :) The only issue is that she makes the dough in the bread-maker, and I’m not 100% sure how it would be best to go about making them if you don’t have one. But here’s the recipe just in case… and I’m sure you could knead the dough by hand; it just might take some experimenting!
      Into the bread-maker goes
      1 2/3 cup + 2 tbsp milk
      2 Tbsp Butter
      2 Tbsp Sugar
      2 tsp salt
      4 1/3 Cups white flour
      1 1/2 tsp yeast
      She puts that in the bread-maker on the dough/pasta setting setting. Then she takes it out and divides into 18 balls that are almost touching, covers them and lets them double, (for about 30 minutes). She then brushes with an egg glaze (just 1 beaten egg + 1 Tbsp water) and finally bakes for 20-25 minutes at 350F.
      They are our go-to! Hope you had a great weekend.


  5. I’m most thankful (to God) for my family, health & freedom (ok I’ll admit the freedom part is particulary on my mind right now because I’m reading a book that takes place during WW2 and I just can’t even imagine!). Love you Sweet Pea :)


  6. I don’t even know where to start! All the pictures are beautiful as usual, it seems like you had a very relaxing weekend! Congrats on voting, I went as well! and your mom’s bread…. I mean, I can’t cope with how good they look haha


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