Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Post-a-thon

Thanksgiving was delicious. We had our Colorado extended family over, and made 5 pies, dressing, cranberry sauce, I roasted a tofurkey, mashed potatoes, homemade bread, chocolate cupcakes, and more. It was good. We had a vegan pecan, round 2, a vegan and non vegan pumpkin, a cherry, and a apple. All the vegan ones were pretty good and the pecan pie turned out much better this time.

Let’s Break it down.


The Tofurkey. It was quite good. I roasted it with some vegetables and ate it with some musroom gravy. Here is the recipe.

Mushroom Gravy

8 oz. mushrooms(Shiitake, Portobello, Brown, or White)

1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup white flour

2 tbsp oil

4 cups vegetable broth

1tbsp soy sauce

1/4 tsp black pepper

salt, to taste

1 pinch sage

Sauté the mushrooms in the 1 1/2 tbsp oil until brown and soft. While sautéing add 2c stock and flour heat over medium heat. Whisk vigorously to avoid the flour clumping. When mixed and boiling, add the other 2 c. broth. Stir until well mixed, then add salt, soy sauce, sage, and pepper. When thickened and clear of lumps, add mushrooms. Stir and serve.


IMG_0020 Mashed Potatoes. I’ll be posting a follow up post on how to make mashed potatoes soon. Check it out!

IMG_0021Sweet Potatoes. Which I don’t have the recipe for. Sorry!

IMG_0022Corn bread dressing. The BEST THING EVER. Maybe one day I can learn the secrets of this recipe.  

IMG_0027 Cranberry Sauce. It was just the recipe on the package. Nothing special.

IMG_0026Cranberry Tangerine Relish. Also very good.

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Almond butter stuffed celery sticks and homemade bread.

and that is why I went running this morning.

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