“I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.” — Jon Stewart
Everything for this delectable autumn feast was from The Real Food Daily Cookbook by Ann Gentry except for the cranberry sauce, which was store-bought.
Here’s what we made:
- Faux Turkey Breasts (page 180) – made from a base of tempeh and tofu with miso, dijon, and herbs.
- Corn-Sage Stuffing (page 182) – made from vegetables, herbs, and fresh-baked Southern Style Skillet Cornbread (page 182).
- Green Bean Casserole (page 183) – a tasty casserole of roasted green beans, gravy, and fried onions.
- Mushroom Gravy (page 69) – made using dried porcinis, shiitakes, and white button mushrooms, this was one rich gravy.
- Mashed Potatoes – boiled, mashed, and eaten with delight.
This dinner was savory, well-balanced, and wonderful. We doubled the recipe so we’d have leftovers for faux turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce sandwiches later!
Thanksgiving Facts (from Wikipedia): President Jefferson called a federal Thanksgiving proclamation “the most ridiculous idea ever conceived.” Also, held every year on the island of Alcatraz since 1975, “Unthanksgiving Day” commemorates the survival of Native Americans following the arrival and settlement of Europeans in the Americas.