Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I'm finished shopping for the weekend.  My kids have successfully lobbied for a non-traditional Thanksgiving Feast.  Each, of coarse wanted something different, and couldn't even settle on a single theme.  In the end, I decided that Thanksgiving can be a day where everyone is happy, so each will get what they want.

For my oldest boy, I'll be making enchiladas with California Chili Enchilada Sauce, his favorite and a batch of Cabbage Salsa.  My youngest gets egg rolls, deep fried and delicious, just as she likes them.  I'll be making pan fried noodles for my middle girl.  I'm also going to come up with some bacon cheddar ranch dip and loads of veggies and chips.  A Mexican Chinese Thanksgiving will be a first for me.  Hopefully, I'll come away with some new ideas.

As for tradition, I'll be sneaking in some holiday food this weekend.  I've already made a batch of VeganDad's Sliced Deli Turkey.  And I'll make some cranberry sauce for sandwiches and a batch of Swedish Meatballs.  And if I can get over my fear of homemade pie crust, I'll add Channa Pot Pies to the list.

And so, I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving.



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  1. This sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving feast. Tradition is great,but people are more important.

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful day.

  2. Anonymous Says:
  3. What are you making for YOU for Thanksgiving?


  4. For me, I get to play. I bought several kinds of peppers for the enchilada sauce, I'm going to come up with some sort of baco-cheeze dip and I'm going to make nacho sauce with xanthan gum as a thickener, instead of cornstarch.

  5. Anonymous Says:
  6. Yum--sounds delish! I have never used xanthan gum as a thickener before...I hope you'll post your results :-)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. It isn't even dinner time and we are all full. It was the baco-cheeze dip!

  8. The xanthan gum worked amazingly well. The texture was the best I've made and it didn't change when I heated and chilled it. I've got some freezing now for the final test.

    And the baco dip was a hit. I'll post it sometime this weekend. I made 3 cups of dip and its already almost gone.

    Happy Thanksgiving.


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