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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thanksgiving in 1.5 hours

Yes, this seriously happened this year.  Here was my list:

First, I started on the stuffing...

I chopped up these ingredients, plus an onion, and sauteed them up.  Then I added breadcrumbs and seasoning from my box of Trader Joe's stuffing mix. (that's only slightly cheating)

I baked it for over an hour at 350*, along with everything else. 

The yams I'd prepped the day before (peeling and chopping), so now I just added some freshly squeezed mandarin juice, and about a tablespoon of agave nectar.. then bake!

John prepped the brussels sprouts for me; it takes forever for me to halve them and take off all the icky bits. I sauteed them with some shallots, butter, and a little veggie broth.

We decided that we didn't care about skins in our mashed potatoes, so that easily saved half an hour from not peeling them!  Just chop, boil, smash with some butter, milk, and veggie broth. 

Green beans, I sauteed up some more shallots and poured them over the trimmed green beans.  Topped with some roasted pecans.

Corn pudding was really cheating; frozen corn, dotted with butter, salt, and pepper.

Veggie gravy: sauteed mushrooms, add some veggie broth, sprinkle with cornstarch and stir until thickened.

All in all, a delicious and easy vegetarian Thanksgiving feast!!

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