Thanksgiving in July.
My first MoFo post is late thanks to a lost dog who ate half of my dog cookies, slobbered all over me, and is now spending the night in my back yard because while she is microchipped, her owners didn’t actually register her. This means I have to take our dogs out front to pee and she’s probably back there chewing on the water bowl, but if my dog went missing i’d like to think that someone would keep them safe until they could track me down. The upside is that since I didn’t blog for three months I have plenty of material to pull up without a lot of effort!
Sometime back in June, I decided I was going to have Thanksgiving for the 4th of July. Because Thanksgiving is awesome and I don’t care about drinking beer or blowing shit up (I like sparkles though, they’re shiny). And I reeeeeeally wanted stuffing. No one was there but Brian and I, which means I got to spend my day casually putting things together and no one was yelling at me and I didn’t have to huff turkey fumes or threaten to kill everyone with the electric knife.
One of the most exciting parts was that I FINALLY got to make my own tofurkey. Brian is in love with the one you can buy, me…eh. I don’t like the stuffing that much and they hardly give you any. I always offer to make us something myself and he gets this sad look in his eyes like I just told him about the end of Old Yeller. But since no one is selling tofurkey roasts in July, I made Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Seitan Turkey, which I rolled out and filled with cornbread cranberry stuffing.
Beside the tofurkey, I stuck to pretty simple things (not that the tofurkey was hard to make), We had extra stuffing on the side, sweet potatoes for me and regular potatoes for my hater husband, and green beans with mushrooms. The roast was amazing and Brian agreed that we can have it for Thanksgiving and save ourselves about $15.
And then for dessert, I went with boring old pumpkin pie, made much less boring by sprinkling some Dandies marshmallows on top.
I don’t know about you guys, but I am now hella hungry. I think I still have some of the cornbread stuffing mix in the pantry…