Playing a little catch up on blog posts again. December already has my head spinning, and i'm feeling completed overwhelmed by all things i still have to do. i know i go through it every year, but it still causes me a bit of panic.
Anyhow, i had started this thanksgiving post on Thanksgiving, but never got around to finishing it.
As always, i pride myself in having a mostly homegrown meal. This year, i don't have leaf greens ready. i was still getting tomatoes, so i was behind in planting my cold crops. Our meal consisted of home grown potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and squash. We also had green beans that had been canned last year, frozen corn gifted by a neighbor, eggs from my hens, apple sauce i had canned, cherries we picked from another neighbor and fresh tomatoes from my garden!
As a vegetarian family we don't eat turkey, So i made a tofu-seitan roast filled with wild rice and portabello mushrooms. i loosely used this recipe by vegan dad. http://vegandad.blogspot.com/2008/09/hickory-smoked-veggie-turkey-lunchmeat.html
A glimpse of our vegetarian feast. i turned the pumpkin into Pumpkin pasties, and made cauldron cakes out of the squash. i had a bit of a Harry Potter theme for our Thanksgiving.
i made hot butter beer for dessert using this recipe. http://thetiptoefairy.com/2014/12/harry-potters-hot-butter-beer/ It was so good!!
Afterward dinner, we took a hike to the top Buffalo mountain. Buffalo mountain is the highest point in Floyd county. It was a beautiful day for a hike and perfect end to our day.