I especially like this, as this is similar to the reasoning I use with veg*ns I have met who feel guilty about asking to be accomodated and have struggled with inviting omnis to their house as well (after all, if we were Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, etc, wouldn't people be willing to compromise on what we eat becasue it's part of our belief system - and of not, well . . .?) :
Since I accommodate vegans at my dinner, am I entitled to bring meat to theirs?
No, because eating meat and providing meat for others to eat goes against the moral beliefs of ethical vegetarians and vegans, but abstaining from meat for a meal and providing vegan options at a traditional meal does not go against the values of anyone. Attending a 100% vegan Thanksgiving celebration will be a life-affirming and positive experience for anyone, regardless of their dietary choices. (this is from the above link)
Let's all just keep in mind, and remind each other, what so many seem to forget at the holidays - it's not about what's on the table, or what you're wearing, or what you're doing, or what you're getting - it should be about spending time with those you care about. Try not to stress. It's also a good time for reflection - which goes hand-in-hand with providing a Kind Meal to remind us to try and lead Kind Lives.
I am so excited - my family just decided to all meet in Vegas for T-day, and I suggested going to the buffet at Wynn's property, which we know has vegan options. It's a "Wynn-Wynn" (ha ha) for meat eaters (my entire family) and vegans (me) alike!
Ah - the holidays! I always just bring a dish that we can eat to my mother-in-law's for Thanksgiving. The thing I struggle with, is that I really want to bring something that isn't "fake turkey". I feel like I need to prove to the family that we aren't just sitting around wishing we had turkey and steak and cheese and all of that. I want to show them that there are a ton of veggie choices out there that have nothing to do with pretending to be anything other than their delicious selves! BUT my hubby feels like he cannot have Thanksgiving without a turkey, even if its a Tofurkey. So its always tough. And I end up making our whole meal and transporting it off to my MIL's... fake turkey, gravy, at least one side dish, mashed potatoes made without dairy... its crazy.