Hello, Cafe dwellers. Happy Thanksgiving Eve.
This time last year, my husband, daughter and I were caught in a Maine snowstorm that began hours earlier than predicted. When we woke up Thanksgiving morning, we were mostly thankful to be alive. Driving through that snow was truly the most treacherous driving we've ever endured. The Mainers were smart - they all stayed home. We had to get someone but then we stayed put too!
I thought I'd share some photos and then the delicious nut loaf recipe that my daughter and I cooked. We were the lucky ones. Most of the town had no power, but the house we had rented stayed on grid.
|Inside the cozy house we rented in Ogunquit, ME.|
|I didn't take this one, but it's Ogunquit beach on Thanksgiving morning.|
|Wild turkeys that survived Thanksgiving!|
|More wild turkeys.|
So food -
My daughter is a vegan so hubby had turkey, but DD#2 and I had vegan nut roast (which honestly I much prefer to the turkey!) We followed this recipe. Mushroom Nut loaf.
I thought I had taken pictures of it and us making it, but apparently not.
For those who have never had a nut roast, I highly recommend them. Think sort of a veggie meatloaf but with ground nuts instead of beef.
This picture gives a pretty good idea of what one looks like. As for taste, my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is the stuffing. Because of the seasonings, nut roast pretty much tastes like one big delicious piece of stuffing!
Special thanks to Kav for her lovely review for Love by the Reins. This nut roast is for you!