Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Menu

I'm posting this menu mainly for my own benefit. We'll be cooking a small meal for four people, with very little prep work. We didn't find any fresh corn at the farmer's market (out of season, right?) so we scraped our favorite creamless creamed corn recipe. And I'm still debating what to do with the organic cranberries I picked up, since they're not my favorite. Any idea how to make them delicious without using a ton of sugar?

First Course
Butternut squash soup 
(recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance, or similar)
Homemade bread
Green salad
(leaning towards this one from Vegan Soul Kitchen)

Persimmon, pomegranate, and walnut salad
Brussels sprouts roasted in garlic oil
Mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy

Main Course
Rustic white bean and sage casserole 
(from Veganomicon, with cauliflower instead of mushrooms and starring Rancho Gordo's famous Vallarta beans) 

Vegan apple pie (K.'s mom's recipe)
with non-dairy vanilla ice cream

And just for fun, here's last year's Thanksgiving recap.