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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

How has everyone been? I have been busy with family and our grandson, which has left me with little cooking time. I appreciate everyone stopping by and saying hi while I have been away from my blog. So many things to write about. First off I have been given a blog award by Virginia. Thank you so much! Everyone check our her blog, she is a real sweetie and her blog is fantastic.

Other big news is about our sweet grandson. He turned 5 months old 7 days ago and cut his 2 bottom teeth. He is growing up too fast. Check out Brandie's blog for some really cute pictures. This is one of his new 5 month old pictures.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was made perfect by some great recipes that many of you were kind enough to share.

First I made the Vegan Turkey Roast by Brian McCarthy, which all of you can see and learn over at Julie's site Everyday Dish. I used a flour sack dish cloth to wrap it in because I was out of cheesecloth. I also added 1 tsp of poultry seasoning. I wish I had an electric meat slicer because this roast is going to make some really kick bootie sandwiches!

Next item on our menu was The Best Vegan Green Bean Casserole from Susan over at Fat free Vegan. Instead of baking this as one large casserole I put it individual dishes. Remember my problem with cooked mushroom? Well, this recipe is so good I challenge all of you who have a fear of mushrooms to go for it. Delicious!!! I always hated cream of mushroom soup and was leery, but this mushroom sauce is out of this world!

You can't have Thanksgiving with out stuffing and gravy and thanks to Bryanna we all ate way to much. :o) Her Bread stuffing and rich brown fat free gravy made our meal a huge hit! I used "no-chicken" broth for the stuffing and added an extra teaspoon of poultry seasoning too. If you don't know who Bryanna is go visit her blog, recipes galore!!!
Darn forgot to take pictures of these. You will just have to take my word for it! Delish!

Finally what I wait for all year long, Brussels sprouts. Brandie and I adore them so when winter comes we are all over them. These were roasted with some olive oil, salt, and garlic. Yum!

Sorry no desserts kids. I have been off sugar for nearly 2 months and am doing my best to continue, so apples have become my favorite dessert. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. :o)

I am indeed grateful for all of my blogging buddies. Your kindness and inspiration are a blessing to all.



Anonymous said...

Nom! It all looks so good!
I'm enjoying reading Thanksgiving posts~ I'm getting some good Christmas dinner inspiration.
Thanks for the heads up on the turkey recipe, it looks great. I've had zero luck with chicken/turkey seitan so I will definitely give this one a go >:o)

Virginia said...

I have never tried any of Bryanna's recipes but I do come across them all the time, especially on your blog! We also had roasted brussells sprouts with garlic! They are prob one of my most favorite veggies!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Congratulations on the award; cuuuuute grandson photograph; amazing Thanksgiving Day feast!!

River (Wing-It Vegan) said...

Congratulations on your award!! Your roast looks amazing, what a talented cook you are!
Your grandson is too cute for words!!

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

Yum! Great looking dinner!!!

I can't believe how much the baby has changed!!!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Looks like the perfect Thanksgiving meal to me!! Your seitan roast looks like it turned out really well!

So glad to hear I wasn't the only one who waited till the last day for daring bakers! Excited to see your post later today :-)

Bethany said...

you're a grandma? you look so young! He is so cute!

thanks for the link to the vegan roast. looks awesome. All the food does. I also made SusanV's green bean casserole and it's soooo good.