Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Groaning,But Not Moaning, Table

Thanksgiving is going to be different this year.  Not because I'm vegan (I was last year too) but because this year our table will be set for 4.  Just 4.  But I am very thankful for the people who will be at that table, and for the ones who aren't, too.
Patti and Isaac are coming home for Christmas, so they are staying in Tampa for Thanksgiving.  Both working that day.  That's life in the health field! People need nurses and physical therapists on Thanksgiving too.

Steven and Audra will be in Maryland, finding a new place to call 'Home'.
But I'll have these two with me, and I'm very thankful for that - Rick and my Mom
Anyway, on to the eats!  Keep in mind that:
A) I cook the same for 40 as I do for 4
B) I love leftovers
C) See above

So here's the Menu for T-Day
Please note - EVERYTHING is vegan unless starred (**)

Tostitos chips with salsa (Newman's Own Medium, and Pineapple)

Homemade bread and butter pickles (thanks Mary M!)
Black olives
Green olives

BLT salad - iceburg lettuce, tomatoes, baco's (yes, baco's are vegan.  Crazy right?), homemade ranch type dressing
Wilted spinach salad - with poms, craisins, pecan pie walnuts (Emerald brand) and honey crisp apples chunks dressed in lemon juice, EVOO, and honey
Green beans
Green bean casserole (made with homemade cream of mushroom soup)
Homemade applesauce (my Mom makes this, it's the BEST)
Cranberries, whole and jelly
Brussels sprouts roasted with maple syrup
Sweet potato casserole
Mashed Potatoes
Stuffing with Faux Sausage, celery, and sage
Gravy **
Turkey that my Mother was given as a gift (Obviously**)
Field roast sausage (for me, with peppers and onions, mmm)
Pumpkin pie (Mom is making this)
Pumpkin chiffon

The table may groan, but I promise not to moan about the people who won't be with me this year.  But that doesn't mean I won't miss them.  Love you guys!

Happy Thanksgiving!