Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Simple Pleasures of Thanksgiving

As much as I love stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, when it comes to planning for Thanksgiving, I find myself gravitating towards non-traditional fare. This year's meal was centered around Veganomicon's Penne Vodka. While our noodle of choice was bowtie, the sauce remained as delicious and creamy as ever. The meal was rounded out with brussels sprouts, Italian tofu, kale chips, garden salad with maple mustard dressing (also from Veganomicon) and some bread for soaking up any remaining sauces. While our Thanksgiving meal was simple, it also took about an hour to prepare, which meant more time to spend contemplating what I'm thankful for/taking a two hour nap.