Monday, November 26, 2012

perfectly thankful. and potatoes.

before i got married, i used to go and have thanksgiving dinner with my family.

i'd ignore the turkey (and the comments..."but you'll eat turkey today, right?"  "no.  i'm vegetarian today, too.") and eat the side dishes and it was all fine and lovely.

hubby and i did that for a few years after we were married, too.

but then one year we decided we'd like a whole thanksgiving meal.

so we skipped the family meal and made our own vegetarian-friendly thanksgiving meal.

almost like an experiment.

and it was a success.

vegan roast, mashed potatoes, stuffing, steamed veggies, cranberries...

a whole meal.

then we went for dessert with the family.

it worked out really well.  nearly perfect.

so now that's what we do.

this year we made a big, veggie thanksgiving lunch.

both of us together, in our kitchen that is too small for two people, let alone two people and all that food.

it was tight, but perfectly lovely.

and we learned that 5 pounds of potatoes and 2 people is the perfect ratio....

and that cashew/almond whipped cream is just plain perfect.

and we recalled all that we have to be so very, very thankful for.

then we went to be with the whole family.

and it was perfect.

plain and simple.

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Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

that sounds awesome and looks amazing! i REALLY want some of that pie...

Lyndsay said...

the pie DOES look good. But I think I'd prefer just a bowl of the whipped cream. Spoon optional.

Teresa said...

I can truly relate to that. My family has finally given up on me eating meat. I can do a pretty mean vegetarian pot pie!

Anonymous said...

I love traditions like this. :) And the potato ratio does indeed sound just right.

Kassandra said...

I want to eat that piece of pie! Yum!

Adventures as a Small Town Mom said...

Cashew/almond whipped cream sounds amazing! Any chance you would be willing to share the recipe?