The Eating Weekend (aka Thanksgiving Weekend)

Saturday morning Evan, Brotherman, and his fiance Kelly and I headed to Evan/Brotherman’s Dad’s place to celebrate Thanksgiving. The plan was to spend Saturday and Sunday morning there, and then Sunday and Monday morning at Evan/Brotherman’s Nana’s with their mom to celebrate Thanksgiving with them. Sorry, that sentence is confusing.

By the time we got on the road on Saturday, got through all the traffic, made a few pit stops, etc., we arrived at their Dad and stepmom Loulou’s place just in time to eat. So, perfect timing really. Showing up just before eating time is the way to do it. I felt bad for not helping with the preparations for about .2 seconds. And then I saw this spread:


I have said it before and I will say it a million times more, I LOVE THANKSGIVING. I want all the food! I crammed all the delicious things onto my plate.


Clockwise from 12 o’clock: peas, squash, cabbage, turkey, stuffing, roasted potatoes and other veggies including carrots, parsnips and celeriac (a root vegetable that tastes a lot like celery), bread. I took that picture before I covered everything with gravy, which, good thing because the aftermath of the gravy was way less photogenic. I went back for seconds of turkey, stuffing and the vegetables. It was all so amazing, I could not get enough and I wish I was still eating that plate right now.

I had to save room though, for all the dessert!


That may be the best apple pie I have ever had, no lie. I had it after dinner, as a late night snack, and as dessert for breakfast the next day. I wish I was eating that right now also.

And then Evan’s grandma had made her famous kugluf, a Slovenian (or from that area of Europe, but Evan’s Dad’s family are Slovenian) pound cake, also known as kuglof.


And hell yes is all I have to say about that. Evan needs to get the recipe asap and start making this. Brotherman has been making a lot of their grandma’s apple cake recently, and I think it needs a kugluf friend.

It was a nice Thanksgiving dinner with Evan’s fam on his dad’s side. We told a lot of stories, and though Evan’s Uncle Gino had some good ones, I think I really impressed him with the tale of the piggyback fail.

After dinner Loulou brought me a little friend to snuggle with.


A chicken. This would make the first time in my life I have snuggled with a chicken, and I have to say it was not as awkward as I would have thought. She was quite a nice chicken, and she didn’t poop on me, so that’s a win.

We spent the rest of our time there making the rounds to see alllllll the animals. The only two new additions since the last time we were there were these two turkeys.


Like, literally turkeys. And no these turkeys will never be Thanksgiving dinner, I know you’re thinking it!

I like how all the birds just hang out together. The turkeys, the chickens, the roosters, and the guineafowl. They are all friends. No discrimination there. They’re an inclusive group of birds.

The baby guineafowl are all grown up now so the grown-up gang has increased by a few. They were really making me laugh. For hours they just circled Evan’s truck.


Over and over. Just kept circling. I guess because it was new to the driveway? I do not know, but they could not get enough of the truck. It is quite a sexy truck though, so I don’t blame them.

Peanut the piglet has also grown up quite a bit since we last saw her.


She was only 9 pounds when we first met her, and I think she is now 25. She’s a friendly little piggy (though she is a bit moody), and she is pretty hilarious when she eats. I took a video to demonstrate this.

Peanut the pig!

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She might eat faster than I do.

And of course, if you have read about the other times we visited Evan’s Dad and Loulou’s farm you know I love the donkeys. I LOVE the donkeys!


Rosie and Zeke

Love those donkeys! Just the cutest/coolest donkeys I have ever seen. I never would have expected donkeys to be affectionate, but they really are. They love to be close to you and be petted (Winnie?!). Zeke especially really nuzzles his face up to my body.

Zeke is just so nice that I climbed into their pen to hang out with him, and then out of nowhere Rosie came up behind me and squeezed between me and the fence. I was not expecting this and she kind of nudged against me, which caught me by surprise.


What the…?


Oh Rosie, it’s just you

Sneaky little donkey.

Evan’s ‘rents have an apple tree in their yard, and after our big apple picking fail a couple weeks ago, I was excited to do some apple picking!



Fun times on the farm all around with this guy:


And these two:


And the horse also.

After breakfast on Sunday we headed to Evan’s Nana’s to visit with her and his mom. That was really fun also, but because there were no animals there I didn’t take very many pictures.

But ohh I got dinner on Sunday.


Evan’s Nana grew up in British India so she is alllll about the Indian foods and I can’t get enough. This plate includes curried pork, vegetables, and shrimp, lentils, coconut rice, ham, roasted potatoes, squash and carrots. It was so amazing, and after all the turkey the day before I loved that it was something different. I was in heaven. I went back for seconds of all the curry stuff.

So it was a really great weekend. I had a great time with Evan and his family. And eating. I really enjoyed eating.


11 responses to “The Eating Weekend (aka Thanksgiving Weekend)

  1. I’ve decided to make your blog a drinking game. Any time you say something is the best thing you’ve ever eaten…take a shot!

    I think us Americans need to take some hints from you guys and have an earlier Thanksgiving. Ours is just too close to Christmas! Maybe I’ll start celebrating Canadian AND American Thanksgiving.

    That’s the perfect solution, I think.

    • No, just the apple pie was the best!
      I know, I struggle with describing things if I don’t say it’s the best ever. Also you could probably do a drinking game with every time I say “it was a fun time” or “good times”. You’d get pretty drunk.

      I think we should all celebrate Thanksgving every day of the year! I like ours where it is though 🙂

  2. Your donkey pic cracks me up! I think you cuddling a chicken should be a new Thanksgiving tradition!

    I would be in heaven with all those animals! I need to marry a man that loves them as much as I do and thinks it’s a great idea to have our own small ranch. And he should probably make enough money to support all care needed for all my animals. Not a tall order at all! 😉

    • It just might be…
      I have been thinking about that lately, I would love to have a farm like this. BUT it makes it hard to travel. That is the drawback. Someone needs to be around 24/7. Not like I travel really anyway, but still I like my freedom.
      And yep, that seems easy to find!

  3. Aw, I love the pics of Evan’s dad’s place! It just always looks like a good ol’ animal timone. I would definately try and take a chicken home for a pet, and snuggle partner for Winners. Also, very awesome that you scored indian food. I wanted to lick my screen. Countdown to seeing your sass face = 13 days!!!

  4. That’s hilarious that the guinea fowl circled Evan’s truck for hours.
    And pigs are so funny when they eat. I can’t stand hearing people eat, even myself. Chewing, slurping, sucking – it drives me up the wall. However i could listen to pigs eating all day, i have no idea why! I love feeding our pigs.

  5. I would love to have a pig!
    And little known fact (or maybe not) about me… I am terrified of birds haha
    And you make me excited for Thanksgiving coming up here!

  6. What an idyllic Thanksgiving! Those birds circling the truck is hilarious (though it would alarm me to no end due to my slight birdphobia)

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