Thanksgiving recap

Hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving. Ours was very good, but I was glad to spend a quiet day at home today without any company. It always takes so long to clean up after a meal like that. My menu was slightly different then I originally planned. I ran out of time so I changed things up a bit. I ended up making roasted brussels sprouts, string beans sauteed in olive oil and shallots, Sicilian collard greens, roasted sweet potatoes and a little Field Roast. I like the taste of Field Roast, but it doesn’t like me. I love the idea of a vegan sausage with no soy, but my stomach can’t handle the wheat gluten.

Thanksgiving dinner

Here is what my plate looked like. I didn’t make anything raw like I planned. It was fine though because I ate raw all day and had a giant green juice that morning. No one else at the table cared if there was anything raw or not. It was all about the turkey and stuffing for them.

green juiceMy beautiful green juice, I had this one and then had some more later.

The star of the evening for my husband and I was the wine. He may have loved the turkey more, I’m not sure. I enjoy a glass of wine once in a while and I especially love wines from Bordeaux. That is one aspect of my former foodie life I don’t plan on giving up. My husband has been collecting wine for a long time, way before he ever met me. So I married into a great wine collection. Last night we opened up this baby.

Mouton Rothschild1995 Mouton Rothschild

This wine was truly amazing, It was nice to relax after washing a sink full of dishes with a few glasses of this wine. In my former foodie life when we attended big dinner parties one of our friends would always put the really good wine on the washing machine and leave the wine for the masses out on the table. His philosophy was if you liked ice in your chardonnay you had no business drinking a $90.00 White Burgundy. This wine was definitely a “washing machine wine.” It is a First Growth after all. A few hours later my husband enjoyed even more turkey, this time in the form of a sandwich. I had a few leftovers myself, but my plate looked very different from his.

vegan Thanksgiving leftovers

I was enjoying my salad until I saw something move.

vegan Thanksgiving leftovers

The very hungry caterpillar decided to join me for a snack.

He is kind of hard to see because everything is green. I carried him outside and put him on a different leaf. I guess this proves that my lettuce was truly organic. Tomorrow we are going to get our Christmas tree, I know it’s early but that’s how we roll. It’s from one holiday to the next. I’m not ready for it but here it comes.

  • i’m mostly intrigued by the white burgundy. i’ve never heard of that. granted, my wine knowledge is limited, but i do like it. we recently cracked a few bottles that my wife brought back from italy and france, but to our horror, they had gotten bad, and we ended up drinking a $5 bottle my mom bought. thats my crazy wine story 🙂

    • White burgundy is made in Burgundy France but uses the Chardonnay grape. I like it much better than a California chardonnay which tends to be too oaky for me. What can I say I just love French wines. Bummer about your wine going bad, not fun when that happens.

  • i’m mostly intrigued by the white burgundy. i’ve never heard of that. granted, my wine knowledge is limited, but i do like it. we recently cracked a few bottles that my wife brought back from italy and france, but to our horror, they had gotten bad, and we ended up drinking a $5 bottle my mom bought. thats my crazy wine story 🙂

    • White burgundy is made in Burgundy France but uses the Chardonnay grape. I like it much better than a California chardonnay which tends to be too oaky for me. What can I say I just love French wines. Bummer about your wine going bad, not fun when that happens.

  • 🙂 Last year, I accidently steamed a cabbage looper that had stowed away in the head of a broccoli. I was a little suprised and then amused me when I discovered it, but I didn’t want to gross out my guests so I discretely dropped it in the compost bucket – thankfully before I served the meal.

    • Oh, poor cabbage looper he didn’t see it coming. I wonder how many insects I’ve accidentally eaten, I don’t even want to know. Guess that’s what happens when you eat organic.

  • 🙂 Last year, I accidently steamed a cabbage looper that had stowed away in the head of a broccoli. I was a little suprised and then amused me when I discovered it, but I didn’t want to gross out my guests so I discretely dropped it in the compost bucket – thankfully before I served the meal.

    • Neven Jones

      Oh, poor cabbage looper he didn’t see it coming. I wonder how many insects I’ve accidentally eaten, I don’t even want to know. Guess that’s what happens when you eat organic.

    • Oh, poor cabbage looper he didn’t see it coming. I wonder how many insects I’ve accidentally eaten, I don’t even want to know. Guess that’s what happens when you eat organic.