I made Chunky Potato Soup for dinner! Perfect for a cold night :)
I substituted green pepper for celery, basil for parsley, water for chicken broth, and added chopped mushrooms and garlic. Also, you should use a med saucepan for the milk/flour/butter mixture instead of a small saucepan as specified. I learned the hard way (i.e. sauce boiling over, catching on fire, smoke alarm, traumatized toddler, etc…)
Argh! What am I supposed to eat? It seems like every time I turn around, I find something else on the internet about how I shouldn’t consume soy. We don’t eat soy *too* much - tofu once a week, soy milk in cereal, and veggie burgers every once in a while… but we do eat it enough to make me uncomfortable. Where am I supposed to get my protein? I can only eat so many beans!!!
Okay, I think I’ve figured it out:
Cornbread Dressing with Roasted Fall Vegetables (if I can’t find parsnips and rutabagas I plan to substitute butternut squash and celery)
Trader Joe’s Crescent Rolls
and Apple Pie with whipped cream for dessert
Wish me luck!!!
For the first time since Nathan and I have been married (six and a half years), we’ll be home for the holidays. Although I will miss the opportunity to see family, I am so excited about cooking my own Thanksgiving feast and not feeling obligated to eat turkey! :) So, what do vegetarians eat on Thanksgiving? I saw the Tofurkey in the frozen foods section of Trader Joe’s last time I went shopping, and it seems a little less than appetizing. Rather than attempt some sort of turkey/meat substitute, why not embrace the “veg” in vegetarian? I still haven’t decided for sure on what I’m going to make but here are a few ideas:
1. Use a pre-made vegetarian Thanksgiving menu from an expert. These are the ones I’m considering:
2. Make your own menu centered around comfort food.
3. Let the flavors of the season inspire your main dish:
4. Leave out the “main dish” and enjoy those yummy sides! Honestly, who needs turkey when you can have two or three servings of sweet potato casserole, green beans, dinner rolls, and all the desserts? Since I was a kid, I have always made an apple pie at Thanksgiving, so that’s a given. Heavenly Hash is another tradition (that should probably be left behind considering I’m the only one who ever eats it). My husband loves pecan pie, and you can’t really have Thanksgiving without Sweet Potato Casserole. I’m sure there are enough calories there to last a few days … let alone one meal.
Have you ever made or partaken in a Vegetarian Thanksgiving feast?
I had a bunch of leftover stale bread, and I wanted to branch out from French toast. These Bread Pudding Muffins are in the oven. Yay for new recipes!