Friday, December 24

Holiday menu

It's been a nice long break after Vegan MoFo, and now I am revved up for a holiday feast. After lots of research and hearing what family members are bringing to the meal (at my brother-in-law's house), I'll end up making a pretty huge spread on my own. Here's my plan.*

Appetizer: Pumpkin Arancini

Bread: butterflake rolls

Roast: Thanksgiving Meatless Loaf

Gravy: Silky chickpea gravy

Appetite for Reduction

Potatoes: Kale and olive oil mashed potatoes

Veg: green beans*

Dessert: Chocolate peanut butter pretzel tart

*Note: Green beans (and fresh dill) were unavailable, so I bought asparagus. I'll probably just roast it in tamari and agave, or try to find a simple recipe tomorrow.

Game plan


  • Make mashed potatoes
  • Make roast; don't bake
  • Make gravy
  • Start rice in rice cooker
  • Make chocolate tart
  • Make rolls; don't bake
  • Make appetizer; don't fry
  • Make asparagus
  • Bake roast
  • Bake rolls
  • Fry appetizer

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