It’s January, so here’s Thanksgiving!

I know Thanksgiving was a couple of months ago, but Shane took a bunch of pictures, and I still get hungry whenever I look at them. So, lucky for you, here they are!

Thanksgiving in temporary housing in Dublin was way more awesome than I could have imagined. Totally tasty food and my favorite meal companion. I got to do some last minute grocerying at the co-op which was in full swing, because nobody else was celebrating, of course.

The menu plan was as follows:

-Mashed potatoes

-Gravy

-Fruit salad (a Guthrie family tradition)

-Homestyle potato rolls (from the Veganomicon)

-Broccoli and cauliflower

-Gingerbread apple pie (from Vegan with a Vengeance)

-Vegan schnitzel and curry sausages

-Cranberry sauce

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Organic Irish potatoes from one of the friendly farmers at the food co-op

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Ingredients for yummy vegan mash

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 Mash completed, with some set aside for the rolls. I had a hard time keeping my fork out of this.

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 Apples I thought were tart, but turned out to be pretty sweet and yummy. Oh well. And one leftover granny smith in the corner.

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 Pie spices and sweetener in my pretend mixing bowl.

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The pie: pre-oven. Me: pre-too many rolls.

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A very full refrigerator. Is there room for leftovers? I guess we have to eat it all.

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A peek at the potato dough in the embryonic stage. So cute!

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Brushing on glaze. I felt pretty fancy using a real pastry brush, I always use a big paintbrush.

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The fruit salad, complete with ‘cocktail cherries’.

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Back burner: gravy I invented from a few recipes which turned out to be fabulous. Front burner: Schnitzel and curry sausages. Who needs turkey when you have curry-flavored sausages?

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The rolls were the most delicious part of the meal. I preferred the ones with sesame seeds.

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Everything ready to go, including local tangy apple juice.

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Everything demolished. It was so great. I want to eat it all over again.

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    Jody said,

    Hi Becca,

    Just read about your fantastic thanksgiving and about feeding the birds. I feed birds all the time as I figure we have taken over so much of their territory it is only fair but I try to feed them only when there isn’t much available to them – more when it snows and not every day. Send me your email and we’ll start getting our ducks in a row for the Fringe Festival. Love Jody


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