How the heck did it get to be mid-September–and FALL–already?

If you’re in southern Ontario next Sunday (September 26th), I’m going to be at Toronto’s annual Word on the Street celebration at Queen’s Park. It’s a chance to mingle with publishers, authors and illustrators of all types of books–non-fiction, children’s books, young adult, literary, romance, you name it.  I’ll be hanging around the Toronto Romance Writers’ booth mid-afternoon.

It’s only about three weeks to Thanksgiving (up here in Canada, we hold it on the second Monday in October) and I’ve got not a clue what to serve considering that this year two of our family are now complete vegetarians. Since a turkey is probably out of the question, maybe I’ll see if I can find a turkey breast for Guitar Hero and I. And  since Gizmo Guy’s diabetes diagnosis and I’m trying to watch my intake as well, I can’t make a fancy sweet potato pie with marshmallows or GG’s favorite for Thanksgiving — peanut butter pie (OMG I finally found the perfect recipe for it and now after only two years I can’t make it *sob*)  I guess I could make one of my apple or peach crisps but I make those fairly often and I don’t feel like they’re special enough for Thanksgiving dinner.  I can substitute Splenda instead of sugar, but we also need to go easy on butter and oils. Heck with diabetes even fruit can be too much. Any one got any good recipes for a fancy dessert I can adjust for someone with diabetes?

(image from but the recipe I use isn’t from there.)

Looking Ahead

5 thoughts on “Looking Ahead

  • September 19, 2010 at 5:44 am

    No thanksgiving here….sigh. Though I do have some American friends who often invite us for their thanksgiving.

    As for recipes….sorry….but that cake in the picture looks absolutely sinful!!!

    in Germany

  • September 19, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Valerie — that pie is absolutely sinful. It's peanut butter folded in with whipped cream and icing sugar layered with whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate. (Mine looks a lot like the one in that picture.) Talk about a sugar jolt at the end. But OMG SOoooo good.

  • September 19, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I can't believe how this year has flown and Christmas isn't far away. That pie does look delicious. Can you do something with fresh fruit? One of my favorite desserts is a fruit crumble with greek yoghurt.

  • September 20, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Word on the Street sounds so cool, wish I was closer.

    A friend shared this recipe that is so delicious and I'll bet you could make it work. DH LOVED it.

    Large 'Grand' fluffy biscuits
    Dip in butter or 'not' butter
    Dredge in cinnamon/low-cal sugar combo
    Press shallow indentation into center
    Mix cream cheese and sugar substitute, spread in the center of the biscuit.
    Bake 20-25 mins.
    Top with preserves, fresh fruit, or low sugar jelly

  • September 20, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    What a cooking challenge! Sorry I've no ideas, Leah. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia and I admit, the thought of something like pumpkin pie (really? pumpkin?) makes me step back from the table. Although, that's kinda hypocritical since I'll eat pumpkin scones.

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