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kind classics: my thanksgiving menu

Last year we had a huge crowd over, and while I love to cook, there was a ton of family in my home and lots of commotion. I wanted to be present and not run around like an insane woman. I can’t cook and talk at the same time – I get very focused while cooking, and can’t answer questions. I just lack that ability! So, my solution was to do some cooking and some ordering in – a nice balance that allowed me to hang out with my family.

Christopher’s mom Candy helped me a ton with the set up and keeping things warm. I asked my mom to be in charge of tea making – as that is her specialty!

This was my menu for Thanksgiving 2010:

Cheese from LEAF – this is sooo good! If you haven’t tried it, you must get it, it’s like cream cheese and it comes with yummy chips. It’s all raw, but I still love it for the cheese taste – definitely something to win the hearts of meat eaters!

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Field Roast Apple Smoked Sausages – always a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike!

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Pecan-crusted Seitan – from my book (p. 154-155)

Wild Rice Cornbread Stuffing -we made this yummy recipe from Rachel Spurr!

Mashed Rutabegas & Potatoes from M Cafe

Tofurky Gravy – it’s easy and good!

String Beans- I made these with my husband’s step mom, Carol!

Sweet Potoatoes With Suzanne’s Ricemellow Creme- Made these with Carol

Plain Biscuits from M Cafe- these are delicious!

Winter Salad from M Cafe -really good! Has a light crumble “cheese” on it with pears.

Cranberry Sauce – from my book (p. 162)

My Pecan Pie

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Pumpkin Cheesecake – from my friend Mark. I served it with a little vanilla “ice cream”

Mulled Wine – from my book (p. 210)

Hot Apple Cider – so good with cloves and cinnamon sticks!

Organic Beer, and a little Champagne for dessert

Cucumber-Mint Water- a nice way to fancy up plain ‘ol water for a special meal!

 

That’s it! What are you planning to eat this Thanksgiving?

 

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