Vegeratian Thanksgiving Dinner
Posted 28 September 2007 - 12:35 PM
Good Grief - guess there isn't a spell check on the message board. Yes, I do know how to spell vegetarian but no one is going to know by looking. Maybe that's why I need help. Sorry. Hope someone figures 'vegeratian' out. LOL a lot.
Posted 28 September 2007 - 01:03 PM
There are LOTS of recipes for veggie only dressing/stuffing out there. Martha Stewart has lots of recipes on her website... there should be more out soon too, the Thanksgiving issue of Living is usually really good.
Posted 28 September 2007 - 01:43 PM
As a vegetarian, I enjoyed the mashed potatoes (ate them rarely so they were a treat), I made really good gravy without using meat grease as a base, stuffed acorn squash (with rice, vegetables and nuts), a green salad (my fav). I made an onion tart, corn salad----it's endless what you can make. And it depends on if the diners are vegans---they eat no dairy, eggs or even honey.
Posted 28 September 2007 - 01:51 PM
I'm sure you'll do fine! The onion tart that Valerie mentioned sounds really good to me.
Posted 28 September 2007 - 02:25 PM
My uncle's girlfriend is a vegeterian and she eats almost everything but the turkey. We try to make sure there are plenty of other options besides meat and we also try to remember set aside a serving of something if it has a bacon topping. We have corn pudding, green pea salad, yams, green beans, more food than we can eat at 3 meals... ** But something we have learned from her, is that if you are doing this for yourself, fix things that you like (or think you would like), if you are doing it for someone who is visiting, it is never rude to ask what kinds of things they like** She also made this really yummy pumpkin soup with a cranberry relish that was a big hit with the WHOLE family.
Posted 28 September 2007 - 02:56 PM
Green Bean Dish
3 TBSP Butter or Mar.
2 TBSP Flour
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 C Half & Half
20 oz or 16 oz can pearl onions (If you can't find a can, fresh pearl onions sauteed will work just fine.)
16 oz Bag of Frozen French Cut Green Beans
3 or 4 Slices of American Cheese
2 TBSP finely chopped walnuts (optional)
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes
In a large sauce pan melt butter first then add salt, mustard, pepper and flour. Cook and stir over low heat until bubbly, then gradually stir in half & half. Last stir in veggies. In a casserole round style oven safe dish, pour some of the vegetable mix in then top with some cheese, then pour the rest of the veggies in and top with the remaining cheese. Add chopped walnuts on top and then put in the oven.
I like the walnuts, but DH doesn't, so it is just a matter of taste.
Posted 28 September 2007 - 03:00 PM
Thanks for the motivation actually. This is the first Thanksgiving that my daughter will actually be eating "people" food (vs. baby food), so it'll allow me to figure out what I can make for her this year, too. BEFORE the week of Thanksgiving that is!
Posted 28 September 2007 - 03:25 PM
Posted 28 September 2007 - 04:11 PM
The Greens Cookbook: Extraordinary Vegetarian Cuisine From The Celebrated Restaurant
Fields of Greens: New Vegetarian Recipes From The Celebrated Greens Restaurant
The New Moosewood Cookbook (Mollie Katzen's Classic Cooking)
They are vegetarian CLASSICS, much used in my house, although Green's recipes are a bit more complicated
I don't remember where I got the onion tart recipe, and the corn salad is a Raw food salad: you can hardly go wrong, I vary it all the time, but the basics are Fresh corn shaved off the cob (uncooked) (3-4 ears) avocado, chopped (just before serving), some red pepper chopped small, Kalamata olives, green onions, oil and vinegar and lime juice. Depends on how big you want to make it. I add cilantro sometimes, or sprouts, sliced raw mushrooms. I cook by looks and feel, hardly ever measure. If I don't have red pepper, oh well. Sometimes I put Jicama in instead. Sometimes fresh tomatoes in season. Add salt and pepper to taste.
When I was a veg, i hardly told anybody as it made them worry and I just enjoyed the side dishes, avoiding things that had stock or meat (like stuffing, often has liver or oysters.) And I like tofu, but my mom took a huge block of tofu, cut it with a turkey shaped cookie cutter and fried it to death. Nice thought but not nice tasting----it was like 4" thick, who wants that much tofu?
Now, back to the planet Vegera. lol, zaz!
Posted 28 September 2007 - 05:06 PM
Thanksgiving isn't about the turkey anyway, right? (I know, blasphemy!) But if you focus on the family and friends, and not the food as much, just make stuff people will/can eat, it'll be great. You can do it!
Posted 01 October 2007 - 09:53 PM
If anyone has other 'help', please share it. It will be greatly appreciated.
Scrap Girls are great.
Posted 01 October 2007 - 10:57 PM
Valerie... this made me laugh out loud! I think the cookie cutter part was the real kicker!
Trish, If you still want to make dressing (stuffing), you can make it with canned veggie stock, cornbread, sauted veggies, and a main veggie (I really like to use roasted acorn squash- yummy). Hard boiled eggs are also common in the dressing recipes I've made, but I don't know if you'll be eating eggs... and I don't know that they really add anything anyway... Dried fruit is also really good in dressing.
Posted 01 October 2007 - 11:06 PM
I don't have any reciepes to share but good luck with it!
Posted 02 October 2007 - 12:22 AM