Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Late but Great Thanksgiving Tofurky

I have this idea that Tofurky sucks.  I think I got it years ago when I had a tasteless stuffing packed down and covered with tofu.

I had to work this Thanksgiving, (see my review from Jackson Hole, WY), and didn't get to have dinner with my family but last night my 11 year old daughter made a Tofurky for dinner.  It was amazingly and surprisingly good with both taste and texture combinations that reminded me of Thanksgiving meals in a former life.  The basting sauce was a very sage-y combination of sage, oil, salt and pepper and garlic.  Everything else was right out of the package.
Tofurky with a bread, wild rice, barley stuffing.  You can see the basting liquid just to the right of the carrots and onions. 
Where is Goldilocks?
Some of the included gravy.  Not terrible for heat and serve.  But very easy!

Thanks sweetheart.  It was the best Thanksgiving ever.

As you can sort of tell, I try and do the healthier thing given an option.  Sometimes you just don't get the option ... sometime you just don't want an option.  The next day, my daughter made a vegan chocolate cake from "The Joy of Vegan Baking," by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.  It was incredibly creamy and moist and chocolaty and in my mind breakfast in a world without calories starts with a slice of this and a cup of coffee.

Of course she couldn't serve Dad a cake that wasn't dusted with powdered sugar!

I think I'm getting the hang of the macro feature of the camera.  Now doesn't this remind you of the picture in the dictionary under "scrumptious?"

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