Happy Thanksgiving

26 November 2011 in Traveling

 

You may notice that we are perpetually a few days behind when post these blogs. Most of the time there’d be no way to call us out on it, but when major holidays pass it’s hard to hide. Anyways…

Ahhh Thanksgiving. A day to celebrate overeating with family. Here we are a little short on family, but that didn’t stop us from stuffing ourselves silly. And we were thoroughly looking forward to it.

This was our first big holiday away from family and friends so it was kind of sad, but we made the best of it. We had it all planned out, we’d have a light breakfast, skip lunch, begin preparing our meals in the early afternoon and feast around 4 pm. To fill the gap between breakfast and lunch we had a small tub of extra sharp cheddar cheese spread (made in Wisconsin!) and some wheat crackers.

It took quite a bit of coordination to cook six dishes using two burners and a small toaster oven, but we pulled it off and ended up finishing and eating ahead of schedule. We had seitan-turkey (homemade the day before and then reheated and basted in the oven), mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, acorn squash, green bean casserole, corn pudding, and pumpkin bars with butterscotch chips and cream cheese frosting which Lindsay baked the day before. Everything was delicious and after two platefuls we were both stuffed to the gills and a little sleepy. They say there’s something in Turkey that makes you sleepy, but I’ve been a vegetarian for over a decade and every Thanksgiving I fill my gut with everything, but Turkey and I still leave the table half awake.

To all our family and friends reading – we miss you all very much and we especially missed you on Turkey Day! But fear not, we had plenty to eat. In fact we’re still working our way through all of the leftovers.

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