Most Thanksgivings for at least the last four or five years my husband and I have stayed at home, cooked a meal that exceeds the needs of two people, and have set up the webcam and spent a virtual Thanksgiving with our families. This year was a departure from the usual tradition of “just us” as we were invited over to some friends’ apartment to share in their yearly tradition of good food and friends.
This wasn’t a vegan affair, but our friends did create some vegan dishes to have on hand for us (thanks guys!), and I brought a couple of dishes, too, so we had plenty to eat.
I thought I’d share some pictures from the occasion.
This was our second time at their apartment for a meal, and each time they have had a lovely spread.
Our first dish was a squash soup. At first it tasted slightly sweet, but as we got into it it had a nice kick to it (black pepper I think).
I brought these roasted Brussels sprouts – you may remember I made them for last year’s Thanksgiving meal. I picked these up the day before at the farmer’s market in Union Square.
I also brought roasted asparagus, made from a recipe I found on The Pioneer Woman Cooks.
This vegan stuffing (in the background) was really really good. I loved the added crunchiness. I confess that I liked this more than the stuffing I made last week. It’s true.
This is an edamame salad which was really quite refreshing. A nice complement to the other savory dishes.
We also had homemade key lime pie, apple pie (vegan), and pumpkin pie. I had the apple, and it was quite good.
Thanksgiving almost always involves a lot of work in the kitchen, and even more so if you have to make extra effort for guests whose diets don’t always conform to the norm. With this in mind we’re especially thankful for the nice, relaxing time we had with our hosts and the other guests (You guys rocked!).
How was your Thanksgiving? Was it all vegan or vegetarian? Did you slave away in the kitchen or take a break? Tell me everything!