I did it! Three Thanksgivings in a row and I haven’t fallen into a food coma. This might have happened if I ate turkey everyday, but thankfully I didn’t. My husband, my soon-to-be-married sister Sarah, Sarah’s fiancée Travis and I celebrated Thanksgiving with my father yesterday afternoon. I was most thankful to Sarah for preparing the meal. I brought the same delicious Pumpkin Pie for dessert, but Sarah cooked everything else.
Setting the Dinner table
Sarah was very nice to cook all the food with olive oil or the vegan Smart Balance butter. I love my sister so much, she basically raised me and cooking was always a big part of her life. She is pursing her passion for cooking and is so close to getting her degree. I couldn’t be more proud of her, and what a delicious profession she has chosen!
My sister Sarah’s amazing green beans
Canned green beans have nothing on fresh green beans. I’ll never touch canned vegetables again!
Sarah’s crispy tasty potatoes
Although these potatoes look similar to the ones I cooked for Mark’s family’s Thanksgiving, they were totally different. Sarah’s potatoes were crispy and added the perfect texture to the meal. The corn and green beans where just boiled and seasoned, but the sweet potatoes were completely transformed. I really like sweet potatoes, but I don’t love them so it means a lot when I say I really loved this sweet potato mash. Granted there was a tremendous amount of sugar, there was also nutmeg, cinnamon and vegan butter. Yum. My very favorite dish was her stuffing (or dressing). It was made from fresh french bread croutons, Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, Salt, cranberries, pecans and love. I have some in my fridge and although you might think I’m over Thanksgiving food, I feel like some leftovers! I know I said I didn’t fall into a food coma after my meals, but I did sleep like 12 hours last night and I haven’t had breakfast yet!
My third Thanksgiving plate
Now Thanksgiving is almost officially over (after lunch it will be official). We’re heading over to a friend’s birthday party so I might want to whip up some cookies for him. Thanks for following my triple-Thanksgiving madness, come back soon for more awesome vegan food!