I don't know about you, but I have to plan out what I eat for Thanksgiving every year. Mostly, I'm looking to make a new tradition for Era and me. My family was all about the brown until I started asking why we never had colorful dishes for the holiday a few years ago. Now, I pretty much have to bring the color.
This year I think I really am going to do a mini Thanksgiving. It will be a lot easier on me and I am just dreading the long cooking process that comes with a traditional feast. I decided to take a look back at my past Thanksgiving dinners. I only went back to 2007 because there was no way I'd remember before then.
The way Era and I usually do it is one all vegan dinner for us and we take vegan sides and/or desserts to my parents' house. My parents always make vegan cornbread stuffing, vegetarian sides, and tofurky for us.
Thanksgiving 2007 Menu
Seitan Wellington w/ Marsala Gravy
Green Bean Casserole
Smashed Potatoes w/ Kale
Macaroni and cheese
Smlove pie (1 for the office, another for the fam)
Pumpkin pie cheesecake (for the family)
You can read about it here. My favorites from this were the chutney, pumpkin pie cheesecake, and wellington! So good.
Thanksgiving 2008 Menu
Onion, Pepper, and Spinach Quiche Bites (for the fam)
Pumpkin Baked Ziti (for the family)
Pumpkin Cornbread Dressing
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Green Beans w/ Walnuts and Shallot Crisps
Classic Chestnut Soup w/ Marsala Mushrooms
What I learned from last year's Thanksgiving is that chestnuts are incredibly expensive, and I don't find them to be tasty at all. Also quiche bites are the shizzle. You can read about it here.
This year I am going to try, once again, to make the tofurky meatballs. I also want to make mini wellingtons, lemon pie, macaroni bites, roasted root vegetables, and some sorta salad. I'm a little stuck still. I want a miniature colorful Thanksgiving.
Do you have any ideas? Preferably stuff that can be made miniature. Also I despise sweet potatoes with the marshmallows on them so I will never make them! NEVER!
Also, I started doing an outline for my possible zine. I say possible because I know how I procrastinate and then forget about things. Hee hee. A happy belated World Vegan Day to all!