>> Friday, November 20, 2015
So, Thanksgiving is already presenting some challenges this year. Like, I seriously don’t know how I’m going to cook or if I’ll even want to eat the food we make. Last night I braved the kitchen -- ginger ale in hand -- and quickly melted together some black bean and cheese quesadillas. I had to eat mine immediately or I would have lost it. But it felt amazing to cook. Yay!
I figure if I choose some really good and relatively neutral staples for Thanksgiving, we’ll be safe. Mashed potatoes sound delicious. Stuffing is full of bready bread. I still have a taste for sweets, so making some sort of chocolate dessert will work. Not entirely convinced I’ll eat a vegetable on the side, so that might be Stephen’s job. I think the hard part, really, will be the main course.
I have no idea what to do.
But here’s what’s on our menu so far:
- Mushroom Stuffing via Whole Foods (greatly simplified, though)
- Mashed Red-Skinned Potatoes via Epicurious (with vegan substitutes)
- Easy Vegan Gravy via Tablespoon (may or may not make this)
- Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce via Gimme Some Oven
- Probably some roasted veggie Stephen prepared (brussels sprouts or asparagus, maybe?)
- Possible main: Roasted Leek + White Bean Galettes via Smitten Kitchen
- Our Chocolate Pumpkin Pie -- always a winner (probably one pie versus mini)
What are you vegetarians and vegans doing for a main course this year? Anything really simple that would balance out our current menu? We definitely need some more protein, but I can’t stomach tofu, eggs, or lentils. It’ll probably be a carboliscious day, but that’s OK.
I’d love any and all suggestions!
In other news, I signed up for Periscope (neverhomemaker). I have no idea how often I’ll use it, but it looks interesting. The whole LIVE part of it is kind of freaky. I’ve actually received several requests to do more videos in the last couple weeks, so I’d like to start working on another day-in-the-life video and -- hopefully eventually -- some pregnancy and everyday vlogs.
PS: Check out my latest article: 11 Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make In Your Crock Pot!
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