Thursday, November 27, 2008

Feast Fit for a Vegetarian King!

Wishing Everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! I started cooking some of the food for today's meal yesterday. My very first time making cranberry sauce from scratch! It was much easier than I thought and so very good! Definitely a success with the family. The only thing that I didn't make from scratch was the tofurky... No one in my family has ever liked it before. Today, it only lasted about 2 minutes on the table and there is not one bit of it leftover for tomorrow. (sigh) These mashed potatoes were to die for! Hurray! I loaded them with chives and they were delicious. Of course they were the spuds that we dug up in October.... I hope you didn't miss out of this great sale from Zach's boy scout troop.... These taters are the best!!! Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete to me without the corn pudding. I replaced the white sugar with sucanat, it worked out great and the corn pudding was delicious!
This was a brand new recipe to me. I took it right off the cover of vegetarian times! It was loaded with mushrooms, red peppers(the ones I didn't eat while cooking) and believe it or not I put mushrooms in it too! pretty good... I also made stuffing(although it wasn't stuffed into anything) made with whole grain bread, apples, walnuts, some seasonings and fresh apple juice. I forgot to upload a photo sorry... No Thanksgiving is complete without dessert, this one was great...apple crisp made with apples (of course) oats, spelt flour, a bit of butter and sucanat.. This was fabulous. I haven't had any dessert in a LONG time, but I justified it being that I went to the gym and did an hour and half aerobics class this morning! Our Y does it every year, admission is non-perishable food item... What a killer workout... Ariana gives dinner the thumbs up!!! Dasher is enjoying the fire today, the first time we have lit it this season! Boys will be boys! What more can I say.... may not want to enlarge this photo ;) No Thanksgiving is complete without turkey, so here's ours. Ariana made it at school and he is cute and patriotic, no antibiotics, hormones and well he's free range too!!

9 comments:

Scrapin' Because I Can! said...

Missing your tofurkey so much, I actually enjoyed it when we had Thanksgiving together way back in
'06.......Have a blessed holiday season and let the busy-ness begin!

The Cooking Lady said...

We had as vegetarian Thanksgiving. Well me and Savanah did and let me tell you, our plates were filled with food and soooooo much color.

I have been making cranberry sauce from scratch for years. And my mother had the audacity to go and buy some canned crap one year. Boy was I mad.

Hooray for veggie Thanksgivings!

Permission to Mother said...

I never heard of tofurkey. I made cranberries sauce last year from whole cranberries. It's amazing how easy and fun it is to make.

I really like your paper turkey. I think I'll invite him next year.

Tammie said...

Oh everything looks super tasty! Looks like you all had a great Thanksgiving! So how did you make the cranberry sauce it looks so good!

Tammie said...

Okay wait a minute also the stuffing sounds great I would love that recipe! And the apple crisp oh just everything! Wow can I just come to your house for Thanksgiving next year! ;)

fitncrafty said...

Hi Tammie...
Yes you can come for thanksgiving, I would have a blast cooking with you!
The cranberry sauce is 2 parts cranberries to one part water and one part sweetner. It was mostly sucanat but I had a small bit of some other brown sugar so I mixed it in... I only got one serving. Then it just disappeared!
I am sporting a nasty cold right now, but will get the other recipes/links posted in the next few days... I LOVED the apple crisp...
Thanks

crispy said...

It all looks great. I will have to try the apple crisp. I don't use my sucanat much, but I need too branch out more.

More ideas on sucanat and sucanat with honey???

Chrissy D said...

Looks like you had a great meal and lots of fun! Hope you have a Happy holiday season, Carrie!

Permission to Mother said...

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