The feast shall commence with a sensational white burgundy wine by Pouilly Fuisse.
The appetiser, a Holiday Salad with Cranberry Apple Orange Vinaigrette, shall present a zing to the taste buds! By Angela Liddon of Oh She Glows.
Then, to a gorgeous concoction of comforting warmth: Red Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash, Dried Cranberries, and Pumpkin Seeds, by Joseph Erdos of Gastronomer’s Guide. I shall most likely dip this into reduced sugar ketchup.
And because I am feeling creative and vegan girl ‘healthy’, the feast shall also feature a more elegant looking dish for the more pretentious members of my family (namely moi): Seitan Roulade with Chestnut Stuffing; Broiled Haricots Verts with Slow Roasted Tomatoes; Mushroom Gravy; and Tangerine Cranberry Sauce. By Lolo of VeganYumYum.
For the finale, a Roasted Banana Rum Cheesecake! By Eccentric Vegan of Vegan Soapbox.
And more wine! Pinot Noir by Francis Ford Coppola. Yay!
We shall giggle, reminisce, and be jolly. Whilst footballers play and fashionistas prepare for Black Friday, I shall not worry about my fat, about eating too much, and about wanting to get rid of it. I shall revel in the glory of a holiday.
I have no intentions of viewing the parade. I have no food plans. I am not celebrating with human beings. I am managing my business. I am practicing yoga. We are bicycling. We are film viewing.
We are having peace and quiet.
Last year was a bear, and we have no interest in doing that ever again regardless of strict obligation and tradition.
Sometimes a girl must create her own tradition, her own philosophy, one that makes her happy.
Most likely my dinner shall be two helpings of this:
And wine. ;)
The nation shall be quiet; and NicoleAndGwendolyn shall be even quieter. Happily so!
Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for you, our dear readers.
What role does food play in your Thanksgiving celebration?
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