Friday, November 26, 2010

The Thanksgiving Feast

Keep in mind this was all made to feed three adults and a 2-year-old.  Yay, leftovers!

Tony made:
Turkey and Gravy
Baked Beans
Coconut Pie

And I made the rest:
"Tourkey" Cutlets with Sage Gravy (from Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations)
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole
Green Bean Casserole (from 1000 Vegan Recipes)
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Garlic Pumpkin Knots
Pumpkin Pie (from 1000 Vegan Recipes)

"Tourkey" Cutlets

Garlic Pumpkin Knots

Pumpkin Pie

Green Bean Casserole

The sweet potato casserole and garlic pumpkin knots were my favorites. The cute little knots were so fun to make! The dough was really easy to work with. The pumpkin pie crust was more difficult.  I don't think I chilled the margarine long enough, so it was kind of messy. But the end result was good.  I tasted the filling right after it came out of the oven and it had a strong tofu flavor, which made me nervous.  But by the next day, all I could taste was pumpkin and spices. It was as good as any non-vegan pumpkin pie I've eaten, if not better!  So I'd strongly suggest making your pie the night before and giving it time to chill, especially if you're cooking for omnivores who don't want any  "weird" tofu flavors in their pie!  

Hope you had a fun Thanksgiving -- I can't wait to check out everyone else's feasts!


  1. Looks great! We're celebrating today so your post is getting my very hungry. I really love the look of those garlic knots...I'm going to try them out soon!

  2. OMG looks amazing! Especially those garlic pumpkin knots!!!

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  4. This looks like a wonderful dinner! The garlic pumpkin knots look specially delicious. ;)

  5. Wow pumpkin garlic knots yum! I was just telling a friend about garlic knots and she had never heard of them. Must be an east coast thang.

  6. Looks like a great Thanksgiving meal!

  7. Wow! Your feast looks amazing! I served my tofu pumpkin pie to a bunch of omni's and they all thought it was delicious! No one knew it had tofu in it. Hehe. I tried to make garlic knots one time and they failed to rise but since I had success with rolls this time around perhaps I should give them another shot. Kudos on making your own "turkey" cutlets too! They look yummy.

  8. I agree - I think the longer pumpkin pie stays in the fridge, the better and better it gets (well, you know within reason, it's never lasted more than 2 days around here so I can't speak on it beyond that).

    Those knots are very cool looking.

    Thanks for mentioning the giveaway!

  9. It's such a delicious spread.....absolutely droolworthy....hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  10. That is a perfect Thanksgiving meal!