The Annual Thanksgiving Wrap-Up

If you checked us on Instagram or Facebook, then you saw our Thanksgiving Day food porn being spread. As some of you know, we celebrate 2x: Out in Long Island in the afternoon and usually dinner with Momma Mac. It’s a long, crazy day, but good times 99% of the time.

Well, this year, I didn’t cook or bake anything! SAY WHAT?!?! Ok. Artie cooked some stuff for our 3pm lunch, but I literally did not go in the kitchen except for some water and almond nog. I had ordered some goodies from The Cinnamon Snail for pick-up, which meant a trek to Manhattan. Despite the insane 30 minute wait for a connecting train to get us back home, it was smooth sailing.

What did we get:

  • VEGAN DONUTS…DUH!
  • Lemon-marinated kale
  • Cashew cheese tart
What did Artie cook:
  • Gardein Holiday Roast (Hey P – It came with TWO packets of gravy)
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts 
  • Roasted purple potatoes with onions
While out in Long Island with 20 relatives hanging around the kitchen island and a few tables, Artie and I enjoyed and shared our vegan eats. Our cousin who goes to Lehigh was telling everyone about Vegan Treats, which is in the same town of Bethlehem, PA. She loves them and we were stoked because we can’t get enough of them. So, guess what I think we may be ordering for Christmas Eve dinner…
After catching up and peeking on a football game, we headed back into the big old mean city to pick up Momma Mac from my aunt’s house. We had reservations for dinner at Peacefood Cafe Downtown. Mom was funny because she felt a bit overwhelmed by the Thanksgiving Day special menu. So I made an executive decision. We’d get one of each of the 3 entrees and share in the first course items of chestnut apple bisque and vegan crab cakes with a golden beet salad. 
The entrees:

  • Unturkey cutlet
  • Lentil loaf
  • Roasted squash with seasonal vegetables

All served with mashed purple potatoes, stuffing, kale and cranberry sauce. Topped yummy gravy!

Mom, who was used to us slicing into Tofurky and Field Roast roasts and loafs, didn’t quite know what to make of it. She loved the crab cakes and the squash, but far removed from having dinner at our home. Artie and I enjoyed everything, but it was all too much having eaten with the fam in Long Island. So, we had a BIG doggy bag to take with us home. I even added to the torture by ordering a vegan strawberry shortcake to go (OMG! You MUST try one. So good…very very good).

How funny it was this morning when Momma Mac called and talked about how good the squash was last night. She asks us if we go to  Peacefood Cafe Downtown often, and if they serve the squash regularly. I think she somewhat wants to go back on a “regular” day. We’ll see.

All-in-all, it was a great day. I have some more photos to post to Instagram or Facebook. So please follow us there to check them out!

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