Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving to All

Last night I experimented with a Vegan Coconut Custard pie recipe from How It All Vegan . Jim served as the master critic on this experiment since he's the cocnut custard pie fan. I'd actually never tried it before. The results were a stunning success for vegans and pie lovers everywhere! To quote Jim, "This is the best coconut custard pie I've ever had!" That's high praise. Anyone who knows Jim, knows he doesn't sugar coat his opinions.

Since I bought the raw cashews yesterday, I guess I've committed to the Nut Roast but I'm leaning towards including a the Butternut Squash and pasta dish I concocted suing the recipe from The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook as well.

Tonight the kitchen will be filled with my cooking and Jim's tiling (there's some edges still left to finish!) Tomorrow my focus is on friends and family. I've never convinced anyone to give vegan food a try by discussing the dead carcass in the middle of the table. Instead I'll stick my usual plan of food that looks good (eye appeal is so important), smells good (the sense of smell really affects how we percieve taste) and tastes great (its a must, no so-so dishes on my holiday table).

Happy Thanksgiving to all!


Anonymous said...

If you make the nut roast, you'll definitely have to let us know how it turns out. My brother and his family bailed on coming over for Thanksgiving so it's just going to be Marty & I. He wants to stay home and cook a very vegan unfriendly meal even though I offered to cook anything he wanted (veganized of course). People's priorities sometimes amaze me. Ham over family? Since I had some beautiful eggplants I made a delicious eggplant lasagna and we'll be feasting on that instead.

Have a great Thanksgiving. I think your Black Friday plans sound wonderful! I just might do the same. :)

Anonymous said...

frugal are so great...i love how you never hit us carnivores over the head...but include yummy food...i think that's why you and vegan lunch box do so well....

make it yummy, regardless that its vegan...jsut plain jim said..not the best vegan pie..just the best pie.....that happens to be vegan....

happy thanksgiving to my us pals

celina in canada

Barbara said...

Happy Thanksgiving Katie and all your family!