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Subject:  Re: Thanksgiving Menu Date:  11/22/2012  9:53 AM
Author:  alstroemeria Number:  5464 of 5869

That sounds awesome, 1DEG.

We're having Christmas dinner for Thanksgiving this year and TG dinner for Christmas, due to the kids coming home for Christmas but having TG with inlaws. They miss our traditional TG meal and want a do-over for Christmas. But they're both bringing a couple of our family dishes to their respective Thanksgivings at inlaws today.

As for our Thanksgiving meal today, others are bringing all appetizers and desserts--what a load off my plate that is as I get older! I'm so glad I instituted this practice a few years ago.

I'm serving cauliflower-fennel-leek soup as the first course, followed by a fall salad: grapes--or sliced pears if they're ripe when I put it together early this afternoon--toasted walnuts and feta over mesclun leaves with hubby's awesome homemade balsamic dressing, followed by main course (embarrassed to confess it here, but it's prime rib, which DH has in the oven already, with homemade horseradish sauce), mashed parsnips & potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, onions and butternut squash with herbes de provence, and cranberry-orange sauce. It would be easy for a vegetarian or even a vegan to assemble a nice meal out of these dishes. No vegans today, but I plate the salads individually and could easily omit feta from some of them, and I could remove vegan portions of soup before adding the cream, adding cashew cream instead or just omitting for a lighter soup.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I'd love to hear about more vegetarian/vegan holiday feasts.
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