December 5, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

This Thanksgiving, K and I hosted a vegan feast of epic proportions. With the help of GK, RW, and our fearless roommates, we cooked late into the night to the sounds of Bruce Springsteen and Shara Worden, breaking only for poetry, wine, and eventually, sleep. The next afternoon, upon the arrival of 18 (!) guests to our first-floor apartment, we decided to take the party outside. It was an exceptionally warm and beautiful day so we loaded up bags with blankets, plates, and gravy boats and marched over to Prospect Park, casseroles in hand. I am so genuinely thankful for my friends, especially these ones who gathered around needle-covered tables two weeks ago. New York can be an incredibly intense and exhausting place and it's great to know there are people who you can trust.

Chickpea Cutlets (Veganomicon) and Herbed Stuffing with Kale and Sausage

Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Casserole with Coconut, Marshmallows, and Pecans (Kruis recipe)

Green Bean Casserole. An American Classic! (PPK)

Full plate! From left to right; Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Casserole, Grits and Pineapple Coconut Kale (from B&J LG), Roasted Sprouts, Mashed Potatoes (by SM), Mushroom Gravy (PPK), Chickpea Cutlets (KM masterwork), and Cranberry Sauce, Green Bean Casserole, Local Chard Salad (from M), and Spicy Sausage Stuffing (by GK and RW).

Pumpkin Pie with gold gilding and walnut brittle.

With gratitude,


  1. Just drown me in that sweet potato casserole...

  2. i cant believe i missed this meal!!!