Monday, November 27, 2006

Veg*n Thanksgiving

Aw, aren't they adorable? That's Kelly and Justin, the head chefs of Veg*n Thanksgiving 2006. Justin and Mikey started Veg*n Thanksgiving seven years ago with this is mind:

"It's that time of year again. It's getting close to Turkey Day, with it's focus on gluttony and family bonding/spiteful arguing. It's also that special time of year where we somehow manage to all get together before/instead of/after the family crap to commiserate and eat dinner and/or dessert."

Perfect :)

In years past, I've only been able to make it for dessert or not at all if I was in Rhode Island with the fam. This year though, after a visit with Jason's family, we were there promptly at 4pm.

I think there were ten of us for the actual dinner; over the course of the evening, there were about 20 lovely noshers, and just about everyone brought a dish or two. [We brought a green salad, apple walnut stuffing and a big bottle of Pinot Noir. Note, I did said bottle, not box. We wanted to do something special for the holiday ;) ] Here's Mike - er, M Fen preparing some drool-worthy risotto:

Of course, the obligatory Tofurky porn:

*Part* of the spread. Yes, this is only about 2/3 of the dishes, not including four pies:

My plate had green salad, canned cranberry sauce, Tofurky, M Fen's five year beans, carrots, corn, string bean casserole, apple walnut stuffing, the best yams ever and peas:

Me, Kelly and our empty plates:

I had every intention of taking some up and close sexy photos of each dish and a nice group shot, but I was far too distracted by lovely conversation and the anticipation of eating one of everything. Besides, a bit of yummy Thanksgiving wine had me nicely wrapped up in her arms and feeling just content enough to sit still for a bit and simply enjoy the amazing friends and family around me. Sigh...



PS: For the record, L farted on me. Twice.


kellyann said...

I love your blog because it allows me to feel famous on a semi-regular basis. thanks for documenting the festivities for posterity! oh, and for the record, I cannot smile AND look straight ahead (as opposed to up)at the same time. my doctor says I am physically incapable. it's a muscular thing.

wheresmymind said...

I LOVE that shirt...need to find one for Steph ;)

JAM*tacular said...

Actually, I got that for Miss Kelly for her recent birthday. It's her new apron :) Get Steph one at

:) M.

Vicki said...

the food looks amazing & it sounds like a blast too! a perfect thanksgiving, if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

i love to fart on you!

Tim Rice said...

Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving feast. Makes me hungry all over again. :)

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

The food looks awesome!! Love all the good nutritional stuff too. Yay!