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What are we doing for ThanksLiving this year?

This is for new ideas, links, etc...

This is always a hot topic around this time, along with the difficult family scenarios... thankfully, at almost 3 years vegan my family doesn't give me crap cause it is just pointless since my bro, sis, and gma are pretty much on board too...

I am doing this: http://vegan.com/recipes/vegan-thanksgiving-recipes-2009-a-feast-by-robin-robertson/

I think the whole sch-bang... hope it's legit it seems easy enough though i might double the wellingtons and maybe add some maple roasted brussels as well

I'm lucky, here we just call it "Thursday."  :P

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My menu is still coming together.  I'm making a field roast for myself.      It will be traditional with vegan mashed potatoes, some cranberry recipe/relish of sorts, a sweet potato dish, green beans, stuffing (made with veggie broth) etc.  I'm still looking for the most amazing vegan gravy.  While I want to be traditional, I want to jazz it up some too, but not too much as there are children coming.  Going to be a wild affair for sure.

Thanks for that link Amy, I'm going to take a look at it.

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I'm going to have a potluck with Lubi and our mutual friend. It's going to rule. What am I making? I haven't a clue.

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My menu is still coming together.  I'm making a field roast for myself.      It will be traditional with vegan mashed potatoes, some cranberry recipe/relish of sorts, a sweet potato dish, green beans, stuffing (made with veggie broth) etc.  I'm still looking for the most amazing vegan gravy.  While I want to be traditional, I want to jazz it up some too, but not too much as there are children coming.  Going to be a wild affair for sure.

Thanks for that link Amy, I'm going to take a look at it.

Like the little one or the big one? I remember L2A had some awesome philo wrapped one... Never tried them. How much do they cost?

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My menu is still coming together.  I'm making a field roast for myself.      It will be traditional with vegan mashed potatoes, some cranberry recipe/relish of sorts, a sweet potato dish, green beans, stuffing (made with veggie broth) etc.  I'm still looking for the most amazing vegan gravy.  While I want to be traditional, I want to jazz it up some too, but not too much as there are children coming.  Going to be a wild affair for sure.

Thanks for that link Amy, I'm going to take a look at it.

It's been in my freezer for a while.  I got it on sale a while back.  It's a small one.....4 oz. and it was about $10 or less.  I had it the year before and it was better than Tofurkey in my opinion.
Like the little one or the big one? I remember L2A had some awesome philo wrapped one... Never tried them. How much do they cost?

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oh man, i have no idea. i kind of forgot about it, and now it's so close.

eeeee.... maybe ummmmmmmmmmmm I DUNNO I'LL GET BACK TO YOU

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I am blessed to have family that is all vegetarians and vegans. My parents are having it at their house and my sister, her husband and my sister's stepkids are coming to celebrate with us. My sister and her husband are vegans (their kids eat vegan with them but their real mom is an omni, so who knows what she feeds them) and my parents are vegetarians. So we will have all vegan food for Thanksgiving, which is super awesome! My dad does a lot of the cooking and he is an awesome cook. I make the Tofurky for everyone (since I am the one that likes it the best and know how to cook it without drying it out) and I will help my dad with the cooking and make a dessert. Thanksgiving will be my brother in laws birthday, so we will be celebrating Thanksgiving and his birthday.

I am excited for Thanksgiving since the food is so yummy  :)>>>

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We always spend Thanksgiving with both sets of our parents. This year, my Mom has to work on Thanksgiving, so we'll having it on Friday instead. My parents are omni's, so they cook their own turkey, etc. But they make separate veg stuffing for us and I will be bringing and cooking the tofurkey this year. We also have the usual rolls, cranberry sauce, mashed yams and green beans. Oh and don't forget the pie!! YUM Can't wait! Oh I forgot to mention on Saturday we will go up to my bf's parents house (about 2 hr drive), they are vegetarians and I have no clue what they're making  ;)

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John and my mom are leaving town so Preston and I are just going to make a bunch of food. So far we plan on, tofurky, stuffing, cranberry sauce, basic green beans, mashed potatoes (sweet and regular mixed) a few pies. Maybe more. Everything made from scratch aside from the tofurky because he's never had one and wants to try it.

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I'm thinking simple this year......

We'll do our typical acorn squash stuffed with baked wild rice, onions, pecans, dried cranberries, scallions and drizzled with agave

green bean casserole or oven roasted veggies

and either a salad or French Onion soup (MAYBE. May eliminate this course)

Vegan Pumpkin mousse or custard or something of the sort that does not require me to make a GF pie crust :)

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Asian Fusion:

Butternut spring rolls with cranberry-chile dipping sauce
Soy-seitan roast with sweet soy and teriyaki glaze
sweet potatoes with chinese 5 spice, ginger
Brussels sprouts with sesame seeds and shallots

Still scheming for stuffing and gravy

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Asian Fusion:

Butternut spring rolls with cranberry-chile dipping sauce
Soy-seitan roast with sweet soy and teriyaki glaze
sweet potatoes with chinese 5 spice, ginger
Brussels sprouts with sesame seeds and shallots

Still scheming for stuffing and gravy

Miso gravy,  duh.

You could do a cornbread & wild rice stuffing with peanuts, ginger, shallots, garlic, peppers, green onion, etc

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mdv you better post pics or im hunting you down and it's supposedly hunting season so beware hahahahahaha...

looks like it's at my pad... obvs vegan... my vegan sis and a few of her friends, my new veg friend, prob my bro and maybe a friend of his, this should be fun :)

so i am pretty sure i am doing the link i posted at the beginning but the "Lamingtons" don't seem to be even close to enough food AND I HAVE NEVER COOKED WITH PHILO YIKES! :( i don't want to get overwhelmed but i will probably make them

i have some instant potatoes from costco that i will jazz up with herbs and spices instead of from scratch

either hain brand gravy or i might just make some, i like the one in vcon with the shrooms

would i be able to roast multiple trays of veggies at the same time?! and cook the lamington?! that's what i am worried about, TIMING :( (Sweet Potatoes in the link and asparagus!)

appetizers will be spinach dip, hummus, and veggies with ranch... all homemade (except for the veggies LOL)... where can you buy vegan rolls?!

pumpkin cheese cake for sure for dessert and a salad with dinner

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My sister and her beau are hosting a friends-only (plus me) thanksgiving party on friday, they're all omnis so I'll just be bringing stuff for myself. Whatever I bring will be simple though, probably smashed/gingered sweet potatoes & apples, baked tofu, roasted asparagus. I always have baked tofu in my fridge so i won't need to prepare that separately, the sweet pots and asparagus can cook at the same same and will take ~20 mins.

Actual Thanksliving will be also at my sister's house but will be just she, her bf, his mom, and our mom. His mom will be cooking for them but has said that she'll be making some vegetarian things, though I don't know what, and they will probably not be vegan because she puts egg in freakin everything.

I'm thinking I'll make:
roasted asparagus
simple green beans
caramelized butternut chestnut roast (Vcon)
chickpea cutlets (Vcon)
salad with pomegranate, caramelized pecans, sliced roasted brussels
pumpkin pie

I was going to have some sort of soup too but as of right now I have a ton of soup leftovers in my fridge so if we've eaten them all by next week I might make a special thanksgiving one. I just don't want to deal with having thanksgiving soup leftovers at the same time as these ones.

has anyone ever found a good sub for whipped cream? I usually just end up using vanilla ice cream, but kind of want something fluffier this year.

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Asian Fusion:

Butternut spring rolls with cranberry-chile dipping sauce
Soy-seitan roast with sweet soy and teriyaki glaze
sweet potatoes with chinese 5 spice, ginger
Brussels sprouts with sesame seeds and shallots

Still scheming for stuffing and gravy

Miso gravy,  duh.

You could do a cornbread & wild rice stuffing with peanuts, ginger, shallots, garlic, peppers, green onion, etc

AWESOME!  <3 U

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I can't decide what to do for the holiday. It's either go with my Grams to my cousin's tiny apt and be surrounded by way too many people in a small space or drive 5 hours to see my mom while she works in Massachusetts. Can anyone recommend a good restaurant in Mass?

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I'm lucky, here we just call it "Thursday."  :P

;)b

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Also, I'm coming to dinner, AML and MDV.

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so i am pretty sure i am doing the link i posted at the beginning but the "Lamingtons" don't seem to be even close to enough food AND I HAVE NEVER COOKED WITH PHILO YIKES! :( i don't want to get overwhelmed but i will probably make them

Do you mean wellingtons?  If not, then I'm confused.... :) The wellington recipe says it serves 4, so you might want to double it.  And it's puff pastry, not philo.  Puff pastry is easy to work with IMO (just cut it and use, vs. buttering each layer like you do with philo).  Also it looks like you can make the seitan and stuffing a day or 2 ahead of time, since it has to be cool before wrapping it in pastry.

I think it would be fine to cook multiple trays of veggies and the wellingtons at the same time, but it depends on your oven.  You might need to rotate the trays every so often and they might take a bit longer to cook.  Do whatever you can ahead of time so you're not rushing around at the last minute.

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^ oops ya wellington and puff pastry... haha obvs i've never had one of those either! hehe

thanks for the advice i think i will try to make the wellingtons ahead of time as much as i can anyways and then just bake em

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