Saturday, December 3, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

I'm a little late on the Thanksgiving post. I was not even going to bother but apparently some super awesome people read this blog and actually asked to see it. This year I didn't make anything original although I did create a pumpkin pecan pie that was way too rich by taking pieces of different recipes. Some people liked it, some people didn't.

I did manage to make a few things that were so successful that I never even got any pictures. You can check out fantastic pictures of those on the blogs linked here. Those would be C'est La Vegan's Goat Cheese which I added liquid smoke to and Killer Bunnies, Inc's Cashew Truffles. The cashew truffles included Raspberry (added raspberry jam), plain chocolate, and Rocky Road (added Dandies Marshmallows and rolled in chopped peanuts).  For the main course I made Field Roast Celebration Roast with C'est La Vegan's "Poultry" gravy. So now that I'm looking at this, I see that most of what I made for Thanksgiving was not photographed. I'm such a slacker. Here's what I made that was photographed (click on the pics for a better look):

Vegan Dad's Pumpkin Pull-Apart Rolls
Vegan Dad is one of my absolute favorite vegan blogs. Last year I made his apple cider tofu for Thanksgiving and it was amazing.

 And these are the pumpkin rolls on my pretty new dishes...


I took The PPK's Pumkin Cheesecake recipe and substituted Vanilla Wafers for graham crackers and Bryanna's Vegan Pumpkin Pie as sub for the Cheesecake. So mainly I just used the Pecan topping from the PPK on Bryanna's pumpkin pie. It didn't go over well with some people. It was really rich, a little to much so for myself but some people seemed to like it.

And by special request from my sister, Raw Food for Real People's Raspberry Cacao Cheezecake.

 People tested, cat approved (actually cat rejected). I think she just wanted to be on the internets.

  Until next year...


  1. Jody,

    I wanted to send you a quick message as I got your name in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.

    I mailed the cookies out today and forgot to include a little bit of information, I suppose I just got too excited when I was packaging everything up.

    Anywho I meant to include the ingredients

    Earth Balance
    Vanilla Extract
    Powdered sugar

    I also meant to include a message…so here it is in e-mail form:

    Merry Christmas Jody!
    I hope you enjoy these vegan cookies.

    My Naturally Frugal Family

    I hope you have a great Monday and again sorry for failing to include the above items 


  2. Thank you Rachel for both the compliment on the Raw Cheezecake and the cookies that I am now eagerly awaiting! I'm also looking forward to checking out your blog today.