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Just curious as to what everyone made? Write your list below and any pix you happened to take?<br><br><br><br>
For me...<br><br><br><br>
This year, I made most things gluten-free ("gf"), too, (except the stuffing**) and it was surprisingly easy to do so! In fact, most of my recipes were already gluten-free and others I only had to make slight adjustments. That was kewl.<br><br><br><br>
I did have to make "one" for my omni hubby and visiting FIL w/his new friend. I didn't mind having to do so. Hubby was thankful for me taking care of him in this way. He otherwise eats, happily, vegan at home.<br><br><br><br>
So anyway, I made (all from scratch):<br><br><br><br>
1) <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Mashed Poatoes</span> w/ fresh made roasted garlic<br><br>
2) <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Wild Rice w/ cranberries</span><br><br>
3) <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Roasted Asparagus</span><br><br>
4) <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Sweet Potato Casserole</span> (with a crisp topping) [last minute dish]<br><br>
5) <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Pecan Pie</span> - another last minute add-in<br><br>
6) <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Apple Crisp</span><br><br>
7) <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Stuffing</span> (only non-gf thing I made b/c I hadn't had a chance to make a gluten-free one ahead of time and taste it... so I'm making one this weekend to see how it is before I try to incorporate that in to the menu for Xmas)<br><br>
8) <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Impossible Pumpkin Pie</span> - LOL, actually, I meant to make one that was gf and had a crust but ... I read the recipe wrong and didn't see the part that (a) the crust did NOT need to be fully cooked ahead of time and (b) it was supposed to "set" in the refrigerator over night. Whoops. I was out of time. So, I did a quick hunt on the 'net at the last minute and found a recipe that was vegan, gluten-free, fat free, nut-free, soy-free and NO CRUST required. (That was the best part.) It's so flipping easy; I've already made another one and half that one is already gone, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"> REALLY YUMMY. Will have to post that one, here.<br><br>
9) <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Cranberry Sauce</span> - a raw one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"> Really, really good.<br><br>
10) <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Mushroom Gravy</span> - I could drink it.<br><br><br><br>
I meant to make some garlicky gluten-free rolls but forgot until we were sitting down. Oh well. Gonna make some of those this weekend. And it seems like there's something else I made but am not listing above... can't remember... ok, whatever!<br><br><br><br>
Needless to say, I was EXHAUSTED after cooking all this stuff all day long (literally) in the kitchen.<br><br><br><br>
Now, my FIL and his friend, had no idea that everything but the "one" dish was totally vegan and mostly gluten-free. And boy did my FIL STUFF himself. I've never seen him shovel down so much food. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:"> But as a hostess, I love to see my guest eat and Eat and EAT! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Oh and it amazes and surprises me how easy it is to make a vegan ... and now even a gluten-free... holiday meal.<br><br><br><br>
So... again... what did you make and how did everything go?
 

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Mine was all vegan and gluten free:<br><br>
Cole slaw<br><br>
Mashed potatoes and veggie gravy<br><br>
Sweet potato cassarole<br><br>
Green beans<br><br>
Pumpkin pie<br><br>
Cranberry sauce (homemade)
 

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We chose a very low key Thanksgiving this year. My parents came over and we watched Happy Feet.<br><br><br><br>
I'm Vegan and my mom eats almost completely Vegan since she started having heart attacks. I'm so very proud of her. I don't normally buy non-Vegan stuff, but we did have some dairy sour cream, cheese and my Dad brought himself a mini-crockpot of shredded animal something. I did not have to look at a carcass or smell that. I hate the smell of turkey. It's foul. Why don't people realize it smells so bad?<br><br><br><br>
We ate big bean burritos with beans, rice, tofutti sour cream, regular sour cream, shredded cheese, fresh roasted green chilis, corn, guacamole, chips, three kinds of salsa and limes...and beer and wine and sparkling cider stuff.<br><br><br><br>
Dessert was apple pie, coconut cupcakes, brownies and 5 kinds of Soy Delicious.<br><br><br><br>
Happy Feet was a good movie to watch, too!
 

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I'm not exactly sure of everything that was in my main dish (all vegan tho) but it had wild mushrooms, walnuts, garlic and some other fun stuff and my gosh it was so good!!!! There was also a side of mashed potato and green beans. My DH worked on TG, at a fine dining restaurant, so of course my meal was awesome. I had wine with the meal followed by espresso with irish wiskey and this dar choc, pecan, something else tart thing. yum!<br><br><br><br>
My DH told his mgr that I would be coming in and they all know (at his job) my diet restrictions and hooked me up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
eta: oh, and i had a lovely beet salad that had walnuts and other stuff that I can't name. I'm so not polished. I usually don't understand half the stuff they have on their menu. They do have their own private mushroom picker tho.
 

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we all enjoyed our first tofurkey and it was a hit. next year I'll make my own (the wild rice stuffing inside of it was a bit salty for my taste).<br><br><br><br>
also...<br><br>
garlic mashed potatoes with chives.<br><br>
shiitake gravy with rosemary.<br><br>
cornbread stuffing.<br><br>
green bean casserole.<br><br>
a black eyed pea dish.<br><br>
dinner rolls.<br><br>
tofu pumpkin pies with coconut milk whipped topping.<br><br><br><br>
all vegan and just about all organic. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 

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I purchased a tofurkey w/stuffing, gravy and dumplings. I made polenta w/onions and mushrooms, cornbread stuffing w/raisins, baked potato soup, candied sweet potatoes, pumpkin/sweet potato pie, lemon pie, pb brownies. All vegan.
 

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tofu pumpkin pies with coconut milk whipped topping.<br><br><br><br>
all vegan and just about all organic. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"></div>
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Fess up on the whip topping. I got a new brand of coconut milk and I was amazed at how fatty it was. I couldn't even shake the can. It made excellent frosting for the cupcakes and the whole time I was thinking if I had one of those whipped cream makers I would have stuffed it in there and see what happens.
 

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I went to my parent's house.... They are total meat-eaters and had the whole dead bird and everything, but my mother also went out of her way and made a special meal just for me. My favorite food, homemade meatballs with rigatoni. As well as several side dishes, and several desserts. My mom is the bestest.
 

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Awww! That's sweet, kpickell <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Remi and I went to my mom's, and my brother & his g/f (both vegan) were there as well.<br><br><br><br>
We had:
<ul><li>Unturkey<br></li>
<li>Persimmon Cranberry Sauce<br></li>
<li>Stuffing<br></li>
<li>Cole Slaw<br></li>
<li>Salad<br></li>
<li>Roasted Sweet Potatoes<br></li>
<li>Mashed Potatoes & Gravy<br></li>
<li>Homemade 9-grain bread (what a ***** to make, but SO good!)<br></li>
<li>Brussel sprouts w/capers & dijon<br></li>
<li>Asparagus<br></li>
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And for dessert, an impossible pumpkin pie, and a pumpkin pie with a graham cracker crust.<br><br><br><br>
And the pumpkin ale we made, and wine.<br><br><br><br>
We were so full.... !!
 

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Fess up on the whip topping. I got a new brand of the whole time I was thinking if I had one of those whipped cream makers I would have stuffed it in there and see what happens.</div>
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what happens is that you get something with the same texture as whipped cream and a faint coconut flavor. you have to let the can sit until it seperates and decant the liquid from the top and it helps to have it as cold as possible, just like cream.
 

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I went to my cousin's house and they're definite meat-eaters. There was a lot I couldn't eat.<br><br>
I had...<br><br>
-corn<br><br>
-mashed potatoes<br><br>
-candied yams<br><br>
-cranberry sauce<br><br>
-pineapple/pickles/olives<br><br><br><br>
It was kind of a sad Thanksgiving actually. I didn't get stuffed, lol.
 

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<a href="http://www.shape.com/shapeyourlife/print_shapeyourlife/7918" target="_blank">http://www.shape.com/shapeyourlife/p...eyourlife/7918</a><br><br><br><br>
I did some modifications, but man, was it good!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"> If you like cornbread dressing, this is for you!!!<br><br><br><br>
I also had cooked carrots<br><br>
green peas<br><br>
roasted green beans<br><br>
mashed potatoes<br><br>
cranberry sauce<br><br>
rolls<br><br><br><br>
This was my first vegan Thanksgiving & everything turned out really yummy.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"><br><br><br><br>
My hubby fixed turkey for the rest of the family.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/"><br><br><br><br>
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