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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving with my family pt.1- Strength in Numbers

This Thanksgiving, Pat and I went to my grandma's house to celebrate with the Ridderbi.
We camped out at the snack table until dinner started and then made our way to the kids table. Yes, we still sit at the kids table and I personally prefer it. I suppose we could call it the cousin table but that just doesn't have the same ring to it.
My cousin Samantha has recently become vegan. This makes three cousins that are at least vegetarian, plus my aunt Wendy who is a part time vegetarian. Because our numbers have grown, the family has started creating things for us to eat- we had meatless stuffing, for instance. And the potatoes didn't have bacon in them. I have to tell you, I'm pretty pleased with this. The first year I stopped eating meat I think my only choices were green bean casserole and fruit salad. Delicious, but not exactly the full thanksgiving experience.
The real gem though, was the Tofurky that Samantha prepared. It looks awful. Grayish brown color, little cat butt where the packaging was twisted at the end. But it was actually delicious. For serious! So I had a bonafied vegetarian feast on thanksgiving and was thankful for soy, science, and for strength in numbers.