It's actually 3 questions. 1. What is your favorite Thanksgiving day dish? 2. What is your favorite left over? 3. Do you have anything special in your family that maybe is not traditionally a Thanksgiving dish?
Favorite dish - Vegan gravy. Its OMG good and I am drooling just thinking about it. Mash potatoes are great and all but I'm only making them so as to have an excuse to make the gravy.
Favorite leftover - Hmmm. I dunno. Cranberry sauce?
Non-traditional dish - Well that's easy because we don't have turkey and I always feel the need to replace it with something awesome. I usually make a veggie shepherd's pie that is DEADLY good. Like, OMG there's a goddam orgy in my mouth, good. I'm not making it this year because it takes for.ev.er and its just the three of us. I'm making pumpkin polenta as my main dish.
Favorite Dish - Green bean casserole and corn casserole
Favorite Leftover - Cold turkey sandwiches. Just the turkey, some really good bread, lettuce, and mayo. Mmmm, I think I like the sandwiches better than the actual turkey dinner!
Non-traditional dish? Hmmm, I think everything we have is pretty standard turkey day stuff!
Favorite is green bean casserole. I never had it until I married into dh's family and then was hooked.
Favorite leftover is also cold turkey sandwiches
In our Hispanic side of the family there is a green chili with cheese sauce that is like a topping for everything. Its going to bring me major heartburn tomorrow but will be so worth it.
Can I do mine for Christmas dinner seeing as we don't have thanksgiving. i'm going to anyway because you are all in bed
Favourite is Yorkshire pudding made by my Nan a
Favourite leftover is plum pudding, we lightly fry it in some butter to heat it as it has thirrpences and sixpences in it and can't be microwaved
we are pretty taditional so no untraditional foods
I'm doing Christmas dinner as well because Thanksgiving isn't as huge here as it is down there and we usually have ham.
Favorite dish - my mom makes THE BEST roast potatoes. She cooks the turkey and then afterwards roasts the potatoes in the turkey juices so they are brown and crispy. Totally unhealthy, but DELICIOUS!!!
Favorite leftover - turkey sandwiches
Non-traditional dish - we don't really have one actually.
Dish - mashed potatoes with gravy
leftover - turkey sandwiches with stuffing and cranberry and mayo in them!
non-traditional - hmmm, probably the banana cream pie my Aunt makes for dessert!
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1) Favorite dish: Probably the stuffing, yum!
2)Favorite leftover: The pie because I am usually too full after dinner to properly enjoy it that day! Makes a great, unhealthy breakfast the next morning lol!
3)Non-traditional dish: We are pretty traditional. We do have a vegetarian dinner roast every year along with the turkey since there are a lot of vegetarians in our crowd.
1. Favorite dish - sweet potato casserole topped with pecans and brown sugar. Which we're not having today, but I plan to make it for Christmas instead.
2. Favorite leftover - pumpkin pie Though once again, not having any today. I have the stuff to make it later on though.
3. Non traditional - We're really traditional. My close 2nd favorite dish is squash casserole which I'm not getting this year sadly. I'm the only one who eats it of the 3 of us, so it only gets made when we eat with others.
Why the heck am I not eating any of my favorites?! We're doing ham, hash brown casserole, sausage dressing, carrots, pecan pie, and rolls.
Here's the recipe!
Use this recipe for bisquits-'n'-gravy or for any other dish that calls for a gravy -- Thanksgiving stuffing, poutine, Salisbury "Steak" made with veggie burgers, etc. It can also be used as a supplement or even substitute for meat gravies. Please note that this gravy, however, is not a low-fat food -- each serving has about 2/3 tablespoon of oil.
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil
* 3-6 cloves of garlic, squashed and minced very well
* 2-3 slices of yellow onion, chopped
* 1/2 cup all-purpose white flour
* 4 teaspoons nutritional yeast
* 4 tablespoons low- or reduced-sodium soy sauce
* 2 cups water
* 1/2 teaspoon sage
* 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 5 or 6 white mushrooms, sliced (optional)
* extra flour or cornstarch (optional)
Measure the vegetable oil into a small saucepan. Cook the garlic and onion in it for about two minutes on medium or medium-low heat, until the onion is a bit tender and translucent.
Add the flour, yeast, and soy sauce to make a paste. Add the water gradually, stirring constantly. Bring the gravy to a boil on medium to medium-high heat, stirring constantly -- the gravy has to boil for it to thicken. Add pepper. Stir in the sliced mushrooms, if desired. Add salt, if desired.
If the gravy is too thin for your taste, add one or two tablespoons of flour or small amounts of cornstarch to thicken it and add home-made-looking lumps. Use a wire whisk to eliminate lumps.
Serve piping hot.
** If you don't have nutritional yeast on hand I think you can use parmesan cheese