Happy holidays everyone!
Just a quick post to share my menu I have planned out for Christmas. I hope to post a bit more later on in the week.
Christmas eve dinner:
- Greek Diner Salad from Isa Does It
- Spinach pot pie (own recipe)
- Eggplant Parmesan from Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen
- Dessert: Mississippi Mud Pie (own recipe)
Christmas day breakfast:
My pretzel bread pudding casserole
Christmas day appetizer:
Hummus Pomodoro with Warm Pizza Crust from Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen
Christmas day meal:
- Gardein Holiday Roast
- Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes from Vegan Table
- Creamed Spinach from Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen
- Glazed carrots (my mom’s recipe)
- Dessert: Peppermint stick ice cream (my own recipe) and chocolate peppermint roll cake (my own recipe as well)
I’m so excited for all this! haha. Yum.
Have a delicious holiday season! 🙂
So this year, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving happen to occur at the same time. Hanukkah starts at sundown on Wednesday the 27th, and since it goes on for 8 nights, Thanksgiving will co-occur. My family doesn’t really celebrate Hanukkah as much as we used to (I think my dad, who is Jewish but not really religious married my mom so he could celebrate Christmas at times, hehe, although we don’t really celebrate Christmas that much either…)
Anyways, my family has some traditions around holiday time that are difficult to break, despite being a vegan and/or not really being into the actual holidays themselves. One is that we try to have Potato latkes the first night of Hanukkah. But since everyone ends up eating a lot on Thanksgiving, and we’ll be doing tons of cooking on the first night in preparation for Thanksgiving, it kind of makes more sense to have potato latkes with Thanksgiving food. Someone on my facebook called it Thanksgivukkah, and I thought that was funny, so I decided to call this post that.
I end up making a lot of separate foods that I make for myself and feast off of for the rest of the week, since my family is not vegan along with me sadly. So for the past three years I have been making my own Thanksigiving menu that people can eat from if they want to, or not.
This year I am making:
Baked Potato Latkes from the Happy Herbivore Blog
A healthy green bean casserole (I may need to put some vegan fried onions on top too, we’ll see…)
Tofurky (I think I am getting a coupon from purchasing a limited edition thanksgiving shirt from Compassion Co., so I really want to do this this year!)
and for dessert:
*edit* I was going to make some pumpkin pie squares but ended up choosing to make the Eat To Live Cookbook’s pumpkin pie because it seemed like a healthier choice–Eat To Live Cookbook is my newest (and healthiest) cookbook I own.
Look out for my reviews of these recipes, hopefully on Thanksgiving day or the day after! Let me know if you decide to make any of these as well, and then let me know what you thought!