If you’re in the U.S. you’re already keenly aware of the Winter Holiday and Commerce Season, which is fully upon us. Christmas decorations started showing up in the stores well before Halloween, as usual. I don’t ever feel like the holidays are really beginning until Thanksgiving, though, which means I’m finally starting to get that celebratory feeling. And of course by “celebratory” I actually mean “gluttonous and sort of boozy.”
I’ll be heading to the Crooked Letter State to visit Clarabella (and Philly and The Boy) and we are going to cook up a ridiculous amount of food, full of both plant-based and omnivorous-type recipes so everyone will have a chance to truly gorge him/herself on holiday treats. Isn’t that what the spirit of Thanksgiving is all about? Um, neverminding the actual historical background, of course. I’m pretty sure it’s all about pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, and that mysterious beast known as the “Tofurkey.” Oh, and wine.
I’m going to attempt to make this fancy-looking but simple-sounding soup recipe I found. Fingers crossed that I make it look this nice, and possibly taste good as well. I am not a soup making expert, but I think I can do as Tim Gunn would advise and make it work!
I’m quite happy that all my favorite Thanksgiving foods can easily be made without meat or dairy — I honestly don’t care that much about the turkey and am getting the Tofurkey business merely as a novelty. I plan to say the word “Tofurkey” repeatedly and giggle as I swill my Pinot Grigio. Anway, my favorite-favorite things are all already veg-friendly: sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce. Easy peasy!
What about you? What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? If you live somewhere without Thanksgiving and its attendant weird foods, what’s your favorite holiday food?