Thanksgiving: Turkey with Quinoa Stuffing

We were away visiting our parents a few weeks ago and we were lucky enough to get two turkeys for Thanksgiving – one from T’s family and one from my family.

My parents are not fans of bread stuffing and prefer wild rice stuffing; however, this year we forgot to get wild rice. My dad suggested, “how about quinoa?”

I introduced quinoa to my parents last year and they loved it! They have been using it in many meals ever since then. Unfortunately, the picture of the quinoa stuffing did not turn out (we were eager to eat, no time to focus on taking a good picture :D). The above is not the turkey with quinoa stuffing, but it is a beautiful turkey cooked by my mother-in-law.

quinoa – 1 cup uncooked (cook using the direction of the package)
celery *
carrots *
onion *
spices – parsley, oregano, marjoram, salt, pepper *

* these can be modified to the size of your turkey and to your taste

I really enjoyed this stuffing. If you have extra stuffing, bake it on the side and drizzle with turkey juice.

What is your favourite stuffing recipe?

Autumn in Alberta

Walking in Alberta
This is one of my favourite things to do when I visit T’s parents.

Autumn in Saskatchewan

Community Garden in Regina
I got to see my parents lives progress in Regina.

Autumn in Ontario

It’s never too late to be thankful. I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends, for good health, and for opportunities to see/enjoy so many beautiful things.

I am also thankful to have this furry little companion in our lives. Even though we have not known her long, she has brought a lot of joy and amusement to our lives.

(Picture: looks like she is thankful for the piece of yarn dangling from her scratching post.)

What are you thankful for?

On a somewhat related note: the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society is ringworm free and open. Here is a wish list from them:

  • Poop bags
  • Shredded paper
  • tube socks (to put on cats after spay/neuter)
  • laundry soap
  • dish detergent
  • dog and cat toys (preferably Kongs and other toys that are able to be put in the dishwasher)
  • Martingale collars and leashes (the pet stores know this type, they are the only collars and leashes we use on our dogs) blue in colour
  • plastic litter pans (small and large)
  • window cleaner
  • binders (new or used, especially large ones)


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