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