Sunday, October 07, 2012

A Thanksgiving Weekend Tradition

Fort Langley Cranberry Festival 2012

Yesterday was the Fort Langley Cranberry Festival. Our whole family drove out to enjoy a lovely pancake brekki al fresco, put on by the local Lion's club. (The proceeds of which went directly to the Xmas bureau and the food bank, so it was a win-win.) They always have this delicious cranberry sausage that Freybe's (a local BC meat company) makes once a year, especially for the festival. My husband bought some for us to take home. We'll have them for breakfast tomorrow. MMM!

As always, there were tons of booths set up, selling everything from local produce, cheeses, honey, crafts and flowers to rubber stamps, clothing and pottery. If you can imagine it, it was probably there. There were also numerous food vendors set up, offering things like chocolate, mini-donuts, pulled pork on a bun, candy, bannock, perogies and so on. You could eat your way from one end of the village to the other, if you wanted to.

We were having a really great day until I dropped my nephew off at work after the festival and my car lost all it's antifreeze, overheated and stranded me on the far side of town, with Indy. We ended up having to have it towed home. It was hugely stressful. It's now sitting on the drive until one of us can muster up the wherewithal to deal with it. Tomorrow's a holiday, so who knows what if anything can be done.

Anyway, today we're having our turkey dinner with friends and family, so I am in the process of prepping everything. The pumpkin pie just came out of the oven, so the house smells yummy. Birdzilla is going in the oven around noon. It's beautifully sunny here again today. We're having Indian summer so the weather has been gorgeous.

Okay! Back to the kitchen!


Seth said...

Glad you all are celebrating together!!

Indigo Janson said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Lelainia. This looks like a beautiful blog, bursting with creativity and things to explore.

Anyhow, I just wanted to say hi from a classmate in Kat's Find Your Eye. It will be great to share this journey with you.