I won't do a long, warm and fuzzy speil about how thankful I am or how great it was to share the day with family. Because all those things are SO true, but they have been said so much more eloquently by many other bloggers out there today and I'm still in a bit of a non-turkey induced food coma of un-creativeness.
Dinner was a collaborative, and all vegetarian, potluck put together by my sisters and myself; We had almost 30 people celebrating with us. Family, significant others, in-laws and friends. (Oh, and the dogs!)
My family is lacto-ovo vegetarian and pescatarian, (I'm the rebel vegan) but at least 8 people there had never celebrated a Turkey-free Thanksgiving. Everyone remarked how wonderful dinner was, even the omnis in the crowd said it was the best Thanksgiving meal they'd had!Here are random pictures of the day... a few of the people and some of the items we served. (I didn't get pictures of everything, it was set up buffet style on little tables all around the house, but here are a few highlights...)
The non-tofu vegan pumpkin pie and the stuffed mushroom recipes are posted elsewhere here on my blog, I believe, and the others? I'm too tired and too lazy to post recipes right now, but they're pretty simple and basic - probably the same as, or similar to many you'll find out in Google-land.
Not pictured were a multitude of other dishes - all of it lacto-ovo, all of it from scratch - no mixes, no cans, no instant anything... most of it vegan. Mashed potatoes with two types of gravy, cheese-laden-potato something, brussel sprouts, mashed squash, salads and salads, rolls, green-bean casserole, dressing/stuffing, wild rice, some sort of bean patties with gravy, and veggies and dip, cheesecakes, tart, jello and pies. Many pies.
Happy weekend to all of you, hope your day was wonderful.