My very belated Thanksvegan post.
Thanksgiving goes the same for me every year: I dedicate myself to trying new recipes, bookmark lots of things…and then make the exact same shit I make every other year. Some of the recipes I make, I have literally been making for over ten years (now veganized), it’s just so easy to make something when you have the process memorized. But this year was different! I actually made a few new things. And all of the old things. For just Brian and I. We ended up with a ridiculous amount of food, and I didn’t even roast the broccoli and cauliflower I bought!
Now, we made a lot of stuff (Brian actually made about half the food) the night before and managed to eat while the sun was still out (unlike last year) so it wasn’t too stressful. I do regret not scaling down the stuffing, sweet potatoes, and green beans though, because I was eating them for a week. The dogs ended up with their fair share of sides because of this, but eventually we tore through it all.
I made a video saying what each dish was and where it’s from, but I never uploaded it from Brian’s camera (new recipes tried are starred):
Mashed Potatoes (from everywhere)
Potato Rolls (Veganomicon)
Tofurkey Roast (Bryanna Clark Grogan)
Roasted Ginger Sweet Potatoes (me)
Apple Pecan Cornbread Dressing (me)
Green Bean Casserole (Fat Free Vegan)
Sage Gravy (basic roux method)
Cranberry Sauce (back of the bag of cranberries)
Smoky Mountain Cheese Spread (not pictured, Vegan Diner)*
Pumpkin Pie (Bryanna Clark Grogan)
Apple Pie (Vegan Pie in the Sky)*
Graham Cracker Cake (Hearty Vegan Meals)*
Obviously i’ve made apple pie before, but the Smoky Mountain Cheese Spread was a big hit, Brian and I ate it on our rolls and mashed potatoes and with a spoon a few times…and the Graham Cracker cake is INSANE. Clearly I used too many marshmallows, but underneath them is a super rich cake with chocolate chips, that one cake will easily serve 10-12 people.
As usual, I was too hungry to care about pictures so they came out bad, but here’s my plate:
And here is a better picture of the over-marshed cake: