Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



beck's picture beck

I know the reaction you're talking about! I was a vegetarian for ages, and people were so WEIRD about it.
But I totally DID quiz a vegan friend the other day about what she was making for Christmas dinner because I was curious. (Her answer - she's making a tourtiere out of TVP.)
A little Thanksgiving sounds nice to me, too. A big crowd can sometimes be a bit much. I hope your day is lovely.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I think there's much to be said for a quiet, small Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you, beck.

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Have a wonderful holiday! A quiet holiday sounds lovely, the way that you describe it. We do it a little differently, with the craziness and crowdedness that I've always known on holidays. Both ways are definitely beneficial in their own ways.

the_tars's picture the_tars

Our best friends are vegetarians and I've never once thought about what they eat at Thanksgiving. They eat with their families that are not vegetarian, so I just assume that they stick to the mashed potatoes and veggie dishes. To be honest, I don't care much for turkey and my plate is usually full of mashed potatoes, rolls, and fruit salad. I'm a carb-a-tarian, I think.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I think the sides are the best part of the Thanksgiving meal!

Hetha's picture Hetha

That recipe looks and sounds great! I love epicurious. I think that your quiet Thanksgiving dinner at home sounds lovely. We're off to a family potluck and I'm taking southern style corn pudding, my favorite dish on the planet!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you as well....

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I love corn pudding! I should have thought about making that this year--maybe I'll give it a try for our family party next weekend.


Happy Thanksgiving...

NicholasL's picture NicholasL

A dry turkey is the bane of many people's existence on Thanksgiving day. There are lots of tricks and tricks to keep that from happening that might or may not work. I found this here: Turkey brine recipe - Keeping the bird moist made easy Soaking your raw fowl for several hours in a good turkey brine formula before you cook it can do lots of the heavy lifting for you, though. There are hundreds, if not thousands of turkey brine quality recipes, but a simple understanding of the science is all you really need.