There are so many recipe ideas out there for a vegetarian or vegan to make for Thanksgiving. I have merely scratched the surface of what is available, so I hope you will explore more recipes out there or even create some of your own. I have narrowed down my meal planning and I am sure there will be various side dishes that require very little preparation.
My mom makes a very good homemade pumpkin pie and apple pie, so I won’t worry much about making these items. I may even be lazy and visit my favorite bakery and pick up a delicious pie. I still consider myself a vegetarian so stopping by and purchasing a pumpkin/custard combo pie is definitely an option. Maybe even a cherry pie with some ice cream may be in my future.
My menu is looking pretty good and I only need to buy a few ingredients a day or two ahead of time. This is great, my refrigerator will not be over stuffed with food like years past. It’s going to be nice to have a creative meal, all plant based, with an easy clean up and no carcasses in my fridge or trash can.
So, to sum it all up, here’s the menu
- Chunky Sweet Potato Bisque
- Lentil & Mushroom Shepard’s Pie
- Mushroom Gravy
- Cranberry Slaw
- Balsamic Glazed Brussel Sprouts
- A few surprise side dishes that will appear on the table (no meat)
- Desserts made from pumpkin, apples and maybe cherries
Not bad for my first Thanksgiving as a new vegetarian. I’m so excited.