This afternoon my good friend Sandy hosted a pre-Thanksgiving celebration for all of us friends. It was such a nice party. Everyone brought something different...
Sandy bought a Tofurky, which I hadn't ever tried before. It was pretty good actually. Maybe not my favorite thing in the whole world, but not so bad either! I particularly liked the stuffing. She also cooked it with some carrots and onions, which were quite delicious!
Here's me carving the Tofurky! Hee hee. It was kinda fun. After all those years of watching other people carve turkeys, it was fun to carve a Tofurkey. There was a turkey too, but I didn't take a picture of that - for obvious reasons! :) Sandy also made some delicious roasted veggies that were super good, but I forgot to take a picture of them.
I made this great soup for the party too... It's the "Creamy Pumpkin Chestnut Soup" from "The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen." It's really good! It's flavored with onion, garlic, rosemary, cinnamon, and sage. I really, really loved it. The only problem was that the peeling the chestnuts is a huge pain in the behind. It took forever & it was so hard, even though I scored them with the "x" before boiling them. Did I do something wrong?
Please don't be bored with me! I made another one of the "Pear Cranberry Tarts" from VwaV. Unfortunately it wasn't nearly as good as the last one I made, because the pears weren't as ripe. I am planning on making this again for the Thanksviging, but I'm going to buy my pears tomorrow in order to give them enough time to ripen up. It made a big difference.
Also, my super cool friend Kristy brought two pies - including this outstanding vegan apple pie. It was so insanely delicious! There was one piece left, and she gave it to me to take home. I'm so grateful for such wonderful friends.