For Americans, this is the biggest food holiday of the year, cause, well, that is ALL it is about for most us. Before the big feast, a few families may actually go around the table and say one thing they are grateful for & lots include football in the celebration, but mainly, it is about eating. Then eating dessert, then eating leftovers, oh, and then more dessert. Of course, this is all in one day. The next day, most of us have off from work, and we eat more leftovers, all day!
Today is the biggest bar nite of the year -- the day before Thanksgiving. Mainly, because everyone comes home to visit family and doesn't have to get up in the morning, so they meet up with old friends at the local watering holes (possibly in a effort to avoid family????). My husband and I used to love this tradition, way more that Thanksgiving day itself! (This was before we has kids! LOL!)
So what are your plans for Thanksgiving this year? Will it include bar night? How about Football? Maybe a Turkey & traditional stuffing? (it's ok -- it's not raw or vegan -- but we don't care!) Share with us what you will be doing this year.
My eldest son will be (OMG!) THIRTY SEVEN on Thanksgiving Day! He's a nurse so he couldn't get off work to go to Boston with his wife and child. So I invited him over for dinner. I'm going to make a Thai Salad and Cilantro soup. I made some apple cookies for desert.
Then, on Saturday, my eldest, my youngest, and his partner are coming over for raw thanksgiving dinner. I'm making Alissa's Mock Turkey Loaf. I wanted to try Noasted Turkey, but I haven't tried it yet and wanted to stick with something I knew. I love the Mock Turkey Loaf and it's so pretty on the table.
Soo... the menu is:
Mock Turkey Loaf
Cranberry Almond Slaw
Walnut Cranberry Rice
Carrots, celery, jicama, olive salad plate
Pickled red onions and cucumbers
and for desert, the Mango Cake
Well, plans are still a little up in the air but it looks like tomorrow I will get to head up to Uncle Derek and Auntie Sara's for some fun (bike riding!! ) and some kitchen excitement!!! We just had fun following the raw Diva's adventures, so Sara and I are gonna do some Rawesome Chorus girl action (we hope )Going to attempt a few holiday recipe's
Then my Mom and Dad are coming tomorrow some time, maybe around 5? Might crash the party at Derek and Sara's, not sure yet, but Brent will probably be done working on the house by then so we will all get together
Then on Friday, Dad and Brent will be house working, and we are all going to gather here (including Derek and Sara) at my In-Laws for a late Thanksgiving dinner.
Finally, on the first weekend in Dec, we are all (minus my Parents) going to get together for another feast that will include another Brother (of Brents) and his wife, and Dear MIL's Aunt and niece!
"We design products to be thrown "away" when, in fact, there is no "away"."- Shannon Huecker
My mom, dad, sister and boyfriend and her 2 boys are coming over. We ordered some prepared organic food from Whole Foods. I made Rawvolution stuffing, rawvolution lasagna, Raw Food, Real World Pumpkin tarts, and today I am making the Apple Cobbler that is in the Purely Delicious Magazine. I am really excited! I am sure the guys will be watching the Detroit Lions game which is a big Detroit Thanksgiving tradition. Even though they lose most of the time!
I called someone from church, and she invited me over. Someone was stirring sugar into the punch bowls; I just drank water. I ate some kiwifruit and an orange, salad with avocados, and tamales. There were lots of people there, including some I never met before, and I had some pun with them. A couple came from the same city my mother is in, so I gave them her number.
I sold some tamales today for a huge Thanksgiving dinner. They were really happy to purchase my authentic Sonoron style tamales with olives in them (something mass produced tamales omit). We had fun wrapping them up in seasonal wrap and holiday bags for their delivery.
I admit that I had to cook the SAD dinner. Some year after I acquire equipment and have had a season to change their tastebuds I can consider transitioning them if they are willing - which right now they totally are not.
I am thankful that I am now well enough to cook for them.
And yes I am also thankful that the heat has finally broken and we are cool now for a few months.