Thursday, November 26, 2009

Veggie Thanksgiving


Since most of our extended family are vegetarians, we had a special feast today sans the traditional roast turkey. I've spent the last few days preparing and coordinating -- Seitan roasted in barbeque sauce; acorn squash stuffed with apple and cranberry; spicy sweet potato, cooked in cocoanut milk; mashed russet potatoes (with golden fried onions to mix in); stuffing of oatmeal bread croutons with pears and leeks; mushroom gravy; roasted green beans with walnuts; corn with mint; Brussels sprouts with a mustard and maple syrup glaze; parsnip puree; and two kinds of cranberry sauce. A spinach salad with amazing little black lentils found by my sister-in-law, who also made the bread. Little Lily helped create a dessert of pears decorated to look like turkeys, and there was another dessert of cherry-apple crumble with whipped cream. No one went away hungry!

To all in the US, Happy Thanksgiving.

10 comments:

Sally in WA said...

Your feast looks delicious! Happy Thanksgiving to you. Thanks for stopping by.

Gunn White said...

I wish we had "Thanksgiving" here.
Anyway, a nice shot of nice food. It looks yummy!:-)

Vogon Poet said...

Can one have both the traditional and the veggie?

Bob the Bolder said...

Wow! - mouth-watering! - I'll pass your post to my daughter, who has veggie guests this christmas and needs some help ....

Jacob said...

Oh, I've got to show Lois Anne this! She's a vegan. We had an unusual Thanksgiving because of unusual circumstances, but we did get together with two of our kids ... sans turkey!

Leif Hagen said...

It looks like a delicious feast! Yummy photo!

Ilse said...

Wow! What a spread! Looks totally wonderful!

Amy said...

yum! those are some interesting ideas!

michael bird said...

Yummy yum! Going to pass the link on - looks and sounds delicious!

Diane said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm inspired!