Food Glorious Food
What a day of shopping yesterday!! We started off at 11:30 at Whole Foods, moved on to Fairway, headed to a new vegan bakery. Then last night it was a shopping fest with the girls - me, Tanya, Danielle and Denise - at the Italian specialty store for more food.
We had a lot of laughs too! We finished off the evening with a trip to Red Mango! Sweets and laughs - a great way to end the evening!
Tanya was really on the job snapping away yesterday, so be sure to check out all the fun pics from our shopping excursions!
so, today is a total cooking day. Starting out early in the day - me and Tanya will be preparing the Sauce, string beans and carrots. Then we will move onto boiling the sweet potatoes and turnips.
We will continue this evening, when Danielle and Denise come by with the stuffing, preparing the sweet potatoes, salad and antipasto.
Here's our full Thanksgiving Menu:
* Gnocchi with Marinara sauce
* Salad of Romaine Lettuce, Dried Cherries in an Apple Cider Vinaigrette
* Baked Sweet Potatoes with Apples
* String Beans Almondine
* Candied Carrots
* Mashed Turnips
* Mashed Potatoes
* Gardein Turkey Faux Turkey Cutlet
* Mushroom Gravy
* Cranberry Sauce
* Pumpkin Pie
* Vegan Pumpkin Cake
* Pecan Pie
* Chocolate Crumb Cake
Whew!!! So much deliciousness!
Well, I've gotta get going here with my cooking partner!!
See ya back here tomorrow.
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE TODAY!!!
Although Thanksgiving is only 2 days away and this is usually an über busy week for me (because I usually go on a cooking crazy marathon for my peeps in SoCal), the shopping and planning here with Elisa, has been so relaxing and calm.
Even the stores, and the parking lots which you'd imagine filled with crazed shoppers are unusually calm and civil!
Did the crazed holiday shoppers of SoCal and NY at some point switch places??
It's been a good 14-15 years since I've had a Thanksgiving here in NY, and maybe it's because I'm in Long Island - but things just seem so much more laid back then in the past!
Elisa and I spent the day running around, taking care of errands and shopping yesterday; we even found a Vegan Bakery (that I hadn't known about) and picked up some yummy treats!!!
With supervision, the kids stayed home with Kelsey (who was still feeling under the weather). I think they really appreciated a day to kick back and relax!
After coming back to Elisa's with several packages to unload and groceries to put away. We all had a quick dinner together, before Elisa and I ran out again to hit up the Italian Market, and meet up with Denise and Danielle for grocery shopping excursion, and some Red Mango (which serves Frozen Yogurt and Fresh Squeezed Juices - I'm sure that you can guess what I ordered!)
Hanging out with the girls was a lot of fun, full of plenty of laughter and story telling!
Looking forward to another fun night as Denise and Danielle head over here to join Elisa and I in the kitchen, as we all pitch in with the prepping for the big meal!
I'm sure there will be plenty more good times shared, laughter, and never ending story telling, as we chop away!
Dave B. will be flying out on the Red-Eye tonight, arriving first thing tomorrow morning, there will be lots more excitement and fun to report as we get closer to the Big Feast and the rest of this activity and fun filled week planned in NYC!!
Stay tuned, vote for us, and meet me back here tomorrow!