So, another Thanksgiving has come and gone. I am a big, big fan of Thanksgiving flavours, so I tend to overdo this meal. This year I had to make it portable, as we’d agreed to bring dinner to my mom’s house. Yes, I could have cooked it there, but cooking in someone else’s kitchen just makes everything take twice as long to get done, so I opted for the portable meal – which meant casseroles. Luckily, Thanksgiving is an extremely casseroley occasion!
Seitan Roast (Vegan Dad) – subbed in my own stuffing. This is wonderful, and is much simpler and faster than you’d think.
Stuffing – a pretty basic bread cube kind, with mushrooms and walnuts
Sage And Onion Gravy (from “The Grit Cookbook”) – the perfect Thanksgiving flavour gravy
Sweet Potato Casserole (Fat Free Vegan) – had a happy accident with this one. Completely forgot to add the sugar and maple syrup to this and found that I actually prefer it without. Still plenty sweet, just more sweet potato-y.
Green Bean Casserole (Fat Free Vegan) – A much healthier and tastier take on the classic. Yes, fresh beans will take a little longer, but their texture is a whole universe apart from frozen. Bah, I don’t have to tell YOU that. Well aware I’m preaching to the choir here!
Sunny Corn Muffins (from the PPK) – If you like a sweet cornbread like I do, just omit the vanilla and these are good to go with a meal
Cranberry Relish (from “Vegan With A Vengeance”) – Seriously delicious. No sugar!
I tried to document each dish, but it just didn’t happen. Lighting was bad and there was just too much craziness and no time for me to take 20 shots of every item on the table. Many photos that did get taken were unusable (including some you’re looking at right now!), and sadly all the Seitan Roast pix fall into that category. Ah well, maybe next year…
(And by next year I’ll look back on the sad early posts and laugh about how far I’ve come, right? Blech, I sure hope so.)