Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Menu

Since a few people have asked already, I thought I would post the menu of what I will be making for Thanksgiving. I am staying in Hawaii and have to work the next day (yeah 10 hour retail shift) so I am just staying home and cooking for myself. But don't worry, I won't be alone. Being a member of very close and very nerdy family, I am making my meal at the same time as my family back in Oregon, and will be eating with them over FaceTime.

And of course, I have my darling little kitty Penny, she is getting a nice treat too. I am making her chicken (from a local organic farm, and no I don't believe cats are meant to be vegan) and brown rice.

Here is my menu:
Homemade Seitan Roast (based on the one from VegWeb)
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Pan-roasted Green Beans with Caramelized Onions
Pumpkin Spice Cake (from the recipe I posted last week, I made one big cupcake and froze it)
Homemade Cranberry Sauce (maybe)

If you don't want to go to all the trouble of making your own turkey alternative like I am, I highly suggestion a Tofurky. I don't know how Turtle Island does it, but their vegetarian roasts are juicy, flavorful, and savory. They are so good, I eat them all year round. If this is your first meat-free holiday season, a Tofurky is a great transition. Plus, you get to break the Jurky wishbone!

I can't wait for Thursday, and I am sure is Penny is excited too (she loves chicken). Lucky her just gets to sleep while I cook it all.

Wake me when the food is ready.
Oh, I almost forgot, the wine! I am deciding between a sparkling or a nouveau beaujolais.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious! We do birthday cake and presents over Skype with family on the mainland. It's a lot of fun!