So as I said in my last post, Kristyn had to work on Thanksgiving Proper (Thursday, November 26), so we had our Thanksgiving on Friday, November 27th. We slept late, got up and had a leasurely breakfast. Then we drank tea and watched “A League of Their Own” on the couch. After that, “Sleepless in Seattle” came on and we decided to start cooking. On Thursday night, while Kristyn was at work, I’d pre-cooked some of the food. I’d made the Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potatoes, peeled a ton of potatoes and made the:
So while we watched “Sleepless in Seattle” (Kristyn used to have the soundtrack but never saw the movie, OMG), we started cooking everything. Since I’d already pre-peeled a lot of the potatoes, I started chopping them up as well as the carrots and onions for the Tofurkey. I use the directions to prepare the Tofurkey from the box but with some changes. On the box it says to use three tablespoons of oil with one tablespoon of soy sauce. It says to cut up like three potatoes, two carrots and some onion and put it in the dish. You are supposed to use half of the oil/soy sauce dressing and pour it over the tofurkey, cover, bake. I cut up probably about six potatoes, three carrots and half of a giant red onion and put the Tofurkey in a 9 x 13 dish. Therefore I doubled the oil/soy sauce ration. Six tablespoons oil (I used Canola bc that’s what I had but last year I used Olive and it was just as good) and two tablespoons soy sauce. Then I added Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika and Pepper into the dressing and whisked it all together. I poured the whole bowl over the Tofurkey and veggies then sprinkled them all with the seasoning again, covered with foil and baked it for an hour and fifteen minutes on 350. Here is the Tofurkey I used (for those non-veggies reading this):
Here is what the whole thing looks like prepped and ready to go in the oven:
So then Kristyn decided to vaccuum to make the house nice “as if there were people coming over”. But, alas, she didn’t get far because the vaccuum is broken:
After Kristyn vaccuumed, she started making Greebies. It’s a Lithuanian family recipe that Kristyn’s family eats on holidays. So good!
So after that, we ate pie and watched “Heathers” on the couch. This was a very relaxing and fun Thanksgiving! We missed our family and friends but on Saturday night, we got a chance to Skype with our friends at their own Thanksgiving Part Two:
So Thanksgiving was officially a success!