Saturday night we had an early Thanksgiving dinner with my family, because my sister was in town for a few days. My folks rented 2 condos in the mountains, just north of Salt Lake City, to have our early holiday feast. I was not even going to bother with a Tofurky this year because I figured it would just be my hubby and I eating it, since my 95% vegetarian mom wants meat for thanksgiving, and my sister stopped being vegetarian for more convenience foods. But, she asked for a Tofurky this year, so I made one. And it was good, as always.
This will be my 3rd holiday season that I've been meat free. I went vegetarian right after Thanksgiving 4 years ago. Since then, I've always bought the fake turkey roast at the store instead of making up something else. It's been a lovely tradition, but I'm ready for a change. This year, I've been wanting to make an all indigenous foods Thanksgiving, but I knew I would miss that Tofurky!
Anyway, I'll quit blabbering on about how much I love Tofurky... For our traditional early Thanksgiving celebration I made Tofurky, mashed potatoes & gravy, and green bean casserole. The first 2 are easy no-brainers, but that green bean casserole was amazing! I found a recipe on vegweb, but I forgot to bring it with me, so this is my own vegan green bean casserole:
green bean casserole ingredients:
- 2 cans green beans
- 1 larger sized can french fried onions
- 4-5 cups plain soymilk
- 2 Tbs corn starch
- 1 cup mushrooms, minced
- 1 tsp garlic & onion powder
- salt and pepper