Friday, November 25, 2011
On Thanksgiving, Dayv and I spent the day with his family. This is quite unusual, as holidays are just about always spent with my family(this is an unspoken rule between Dayv and I). However, due to circumstances dealing with Dayv's sister, brother-in-law, and niece coming into town from states away, an exception was made.
One thing that concerned me a bit was that my brother largely depends on me to make the vegan fare on holidays(my brother is vegan as well). Although I wasn't going to be spending Thanksgiving with him, it was very important to me that I make him a pumpkin pie. For this occasion, I decided to try out Allyson's Bourbon Laced Pumpkin Pie. Since I had a good amount of dough left over after laying it in the pie dish, I decided to make squirrel cut-outs for the top, rather than the crumble topping. Overall, the pie was a bit time consuming, but my brother reported back that he loved it. Between him and his non-vegan friend(who spent the holiday with my family), they polished off over 3/4ths of the pie during the evening.
I also made a pumpkin pie for Dayv, to bring along to his family's Thanksgiving get-together. I decided to use my pie crust recipe for this one, but doubled it. I used the left over dough to make gorilla and fox cut-outs(gotta represent the animals!). I used Angela's Classic Pumpkin Pie Filling. This pie was a hit with Dayv's family, who finished the entire pie within the day, and overlooked other gluten-filled non-vegan pies that were also on the table. They kept saying, "I hope you didn't want to bring any pie home with you!" I told them that nothing makes me happier than seeing non-gluten-free non-vegan people enjoying the food I make.
I hope everyone had a great holiday and were able to make some delicious vegan food that non-vegans loved ;)