Hot on the heels of Michael's birthday comes Thanksgiving, which is pretty much the best meal ever. Our friend Katie and her daughter made the long trek from Boston via Greyhound, battling snow and ice and crowds and delays and detours to celebrate with us. We went completely vegan this year. I thought about making some sort of legumy loaf, but found this Isa Chandra Moskowitz seitan roll recipie that actually turned out pretty darn good when served with her mushroom gravy. The rest of the meal was the same as usual, only using Earth Balance instead of butter. Just as well Katie and I started the day with a five mile Turkey Trot.
What Katie doesn't know (unless she's reading this. Hi Katie!) is that there is an entire turkey hiding in the back of the fridge. We weren't intending to buy one, but our egg people at the farmers market raised their first flock of (free range heritage breed etc etc) birds this year and they were adorably pleased with themselves and there was a small one available and we just couldn't resist. So looks like I'll be cooking that tomorrow once Ella goes back to her dad's place.