Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Menu

Last Thanksgiving, we had just gotten the keys to our new apartment after living in a Residence Inn for two weeks while we waited for our belongings to make their way from Texas to New York. I stayed up until 3 a.m. the night before, unpacking my kitchen, determined to make a real Thanksgiving dinner the next day. We weren't having any guests, but after all the chaos of suddenly moving across the country, I needed to have a "normal" holiday.

Jackson looks so small! He was barely walking then. And Olivia was still four months away from making her appearance. How time flies. (Yes, that's a blurred-out turkey. I didn't want to gross out any readers! For those who don't know, Tony's not vegan and, although he eats my vegan meals most of the time, I can't deny him his bird on Thanksgiving.)

One thing I made that turned out really nice was the Stuffed Acorn Squash from Urban Vegan. The stuffing was chock full of dried cranberries and tasted so good with the baked squash.

This year, my mother-in-law is visiting, so she and Tony will do the turkey and make their traditional (non-vegan) coconut pie. I'll be making the rest of the dishes:

"Tourkey" cutlets with sage gravy (from Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations)
Sweet potato casserole
Mashed potatoes
Green bean casserole (from 1000 Vegan Recipes)
Roasted brussels sprouts
Pumpkin pie (from 1000 Vegan Recipes)

Can't wait to do two of my favorite things -- COOK and FEAST! What dish are you most looking forward to making this year?


  1. Your stuffed acorn squash looks so good!

    Since I'm in Europe this Thanksgiving, we're not having any big celebrations. However, I'm going to make my toffee-cranberry pie, which I'm really looking forward to...

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! :)

  2. Beautiful squash - and wow, that sweet potato casserole looks tasty. Totally sympathize with having turkey in the house on Thanksgiving, but it's nice that you're able to compromise :)

    I'm looking forward to making Bryanna Clark Grogan's faux turkey roast. Mmm...

    Have a wonderful holiday!

  3. Looks like you had quite a feast! Great job..Your turkey looks much better than mine!