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Reading the veg menus in the other thread makes me jealous. I am a single person who always just goes to my parents' or other relatives' for Thanksgiving, where I have little control over the menu (I bring something for myself or eat sides). It is a pain sharing the kitchen for meals for me plus them. I would love to host my own, but I feel that people would be all weird about coming with no turkey. Have you ever had a veg Thanksgiving and invited your non-veg family or friends? How did it go?
 

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I do it every year and they love it! I make tofu-turkey from scratch and just ask people to bring veg food. If they aren't sure what to bring, I tell them to just bring wine. it works every time!
 

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well this thanksgiving it was just my mom and myself. it's usually just us and my brother. last year they got a small turkey roast for the two of them and whined and moaned about me not having any. but this year my brother wasn't able to go home for thanksgiving so my mom saw no point in getting turkey for just her. so we had a vegan thanksgiving. no turkey substitute though, we just made a lot more veggies to make up for it.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
but i say go for it, i think most people would think of it as something different and therefore interesting and exciting. personally i want to have a vegan dinner party and invite all my omni friends. i'm sure they'll try to say no at first, but when i remind them it's free food they'll be there i'm sure.
 

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I'm very strongly considering this for next year. I think it's only fair that they give it a chance. Our family get-togethers aren't very big though. It's usually just my mom and sister (who have Tofurky on the holidays anyway) and then my aunt, uncle, and cousin.
 

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you know, I don't have a recipe... I gathered a bunch of recipes off of some web site, I don't remember which one... and synthesized and changed as I went along.<br><br><br><br>
Last year was actually the first time I made 'em, I made two of em in fact. One was seasoned with sesame and shoyu and stuffed with a shiitake-sesame bread stuffing. The other was traditional sage and rosemary stuffed with wild rice w/cranberries and walnuts. The whole concept seems pretty failsafe. I did over season mine (I keep forgetting that the flavors of dried herbs intensify as they rehydrate and cook) and they burnt a little on the bottom (I'll cook them more slowly next time). They are rather labor intensive, as you have to<br><br><br><br>
THOROUGHLY mash the tofu (I ended up doing it with my hands and working out EVERY little lump - it took forever)<br><br>
and then mix in the seasoning,<br><br>
then form in in a colander lined with cheesecloth,<br><br>
then press it,<br><br>
then scoop out the center,<br><br>
then put in the stuffing,<br><br>
then reform the scoopings into a lid,<br><br>
then turning it out into a roasting pan,<br><br>
then baking,<br><br>
then basting.....<br><br><br><br>
It was the hit of the gathering tho... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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here is a recipe for my version of exactly what wr has described:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veganmania.com/pages/stuffed_tofu_roast.htm" target="_blank">http://www.veganmania.com/pages/stuffed_tofu_roast.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
i have seen several variations of it all over the 'net, but randy, yours sound absolutely AMAZING.<br><br><br><br>
i wish we lived on the same block; we could have such a time hosting dinner parties back and forth.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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My spouse and I wanted to invite his family over this year, since we always get invited there and it's a big meat-fest with turkey and his aunt's sweet and sour meatballs. Unfortunately, we both got swamped with schoolwork, so we couldn't put it together. We didn't go over there, either.<br><br><br><br>
Maybe next year. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Kreeli</i><br><br><b>here is a recipe for my version of exactly what wr has described:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veganmania.com/pages/stuffed_tofu_roast.htm" target="_blank">http://www.veganmania.com/pages/stuffed_tofu_roast.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
i have seen several variations of it all over the 'net, but randy, yours sound absolutely AMAZING.<br><br><br><br>
i wish we lived on the same block; we could have such a time hosting dinner parties back and forth.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"></b></div>
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Kreeli, you do me great honor. Mahalo.<br><br><br><br>
we would have such great fun partying together!
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Kreeli</i><br><br><b>here is a recipe for my version of exactly what wr has described:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veganmania.com/pages/stuffed_tofu_roast.htm" target="_blank">http://www.veganmania.com/pages/stuffed_tofu_roast.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
i have seen several variations of it all over the 'net, but randy, yours sound absolutely AMAZING.<br><br><br><br>
i wish we lived on the same block; we could have such a time hosting dinner parties back and forth.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"></b></div>
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Kreeli, What would you suggest to substitute the mushrooms with? I hate mushrooms.
 

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My mother and I, since we are cooking our Thanksgiving dinner this year, agreed to make the dinner mostly vegan. The only thing non-vegan is the turkey and the gravy that comes from it. The desserts, the veggies, the bread, etc, will all be vegan. I'm really excited, and I usually hate this holiday...
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Apple</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Kreeli, What would you suggest to substitute the mushrooms with? I hate mushrooms.</div>
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I'd substitute black olives for mushrooms; as a matter of fact, I usually do that when something calls for mushrooms. I guess it wouldn't do though if you wanted to make stuffed mushrooms.<br><br><br><br>
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We don't have thanksgiving in this neck of the woods, but I did host an all veggie Christmas once. Well, sort of. My brother's family refused point blank to come unless there was at least one meat dish, on principle. So I made a vegetarian pizza and put pineapple and soy ham on it then told them it was hawiian. They ate it and liked it. They were happy. I was happy. It all worked out.<br><br><br><br>
(The whole rest of the family was in on the joke, which made kind of funnier.)
 

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One solution would be tofurkey. I don't know how that would go down though. Some omnis may be disgusted at the idea.<br><br><br><br>
Here's a list of thanksgiving recipes that may be of interest:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://recipes.vegweb.com/events/index-thanksgiving.shtml" target="_blank">http://recipes.vegweb.com/events/ind...ksgiving.shtml</a>
 
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