A Very Veggie Thanksgiving

by Lisa on Tuesday: Nov 27, 2012

Well, it’s been about 5 days since Thanksgiving and I don’t know about you, but I’m still full! Wednesday, my company was nice enough to close the office at 2, so I got a half day. It was certainly not expected, and we didn’t even know the office was closing until someone walked through the office at precisely 2PM yelling that we all should wrap up and leave and that they were basically kicking us out of the office. No problem there!

I went home, got in a very easy and light 20 minutes on the exercise bike, and then D and I headed out to a pre-Thanksgiving concert we had been planning for a few weeks. We saw Lights.

Lights at the Middle East

If you’ve never heard of her, she’s an electronic pop artist from Canada and she’s awesome. I fully recommend checking out some of her music, and as good as the music is, she’s even better live.

On Thursday, I woke up early enough to get in a quick 30 minute working (dancing) and then I was off to meet my family at my aunt’s house. D and I always spend Thanksgiving apart, because his family is pretty small and he feels bad missing it. Someday when we own our own house, I really hope that we can host the holiday and have both our families in one place.

I’m very lucky that my family has grown accustomed to my vegetarianism and makes the extra effort to make sure I have a lot of food to eat at the holidays. My aunt made me my own pan of stuffing because the “regular” stuffing was cooked inside the turkey. They also had a very tasty squash/sweet potato/turnip dish that I couldn’t get enough of, mashed potatoes, garlic green beans and cranberry sauce. As usual, my mother made a lasagna as an appetizer (also meat-free) and there was plenty of cheese and crackers to go around before we ate.

Dessert didn’t disappoint either. I only had a slice of pumpkin pie, but there was also chocolate cake (it was one of the kids’ birthdays), custard pie, lemon meringue pie, cookies, rice krispie treats and chocolates.

Oh yes, and there were two different kinds of salad.

How was your Thanksgiving holiday? Did you eat anything interesting?

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