what do you know? i own a tablecloth! thanks, mom, for keeping me civilized!
maple roasted brussels sprouts. like a preliminary, cruciferous dessert. we couldn't keep our hands off of them.
stuffing made with homemade sourdough bread, onions, apples, celery, fresh sage and rosemary, vegetable broth and olive oil.
roasted delicata squash stuffed with aforementioned stuffing.
orange ginger cranberry sauce. why do i only make this once a year???
creamed pearl onions. mild and pleasingly soft onions in a rich coconut-milk sauce seasoned with bay leaf and nutmeg.
centerpiece: viva vegan steamed white seitan loaves (with extra sage, rosemary and thyme) wrapped in store-bought puff pastry. super easy yet appropriately fancy. i do love that seitan recipe!
the plate in all its glory. wish i had it now. oh yeah, obviously mashed potatoes made an appearance—actually a parsnip potato mash—as did a small ocean of punk rock chickpea gravy.
many thanks to thanksgiving cohort 2010: my beloved max, my amazing friends leslie and mike, and my sweet gertrude kitty! hooray for holidays.
tomorrow: thanksgiving sweets!
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