It’s Thanksgiving day after tomorrow and our family is in a mad rush to get all our ingredients for our dinner. This year is special because we haven’t been home for Thanksgiving in a while. Last year we celebrated Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara and had an amazing holiday there. The year before we celebrated Thanksgiving in Sonoma Wine Country where we had an outstanding time in this beautiful part of California. This year we decided to stay in town and celebrate this uniquely American holiday at home. This means an extra special vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner prepared by the entire family.
Years ago we decided unanimously as a family that the two holidays when the entire family cooks something for the celebration is Thanksgiving and Christmas if we happen to be home. All five of us pick a dish that we want to make and then cook together. The dinner starts at 6pm and goes on all night because guess why? Funnily the kids and Hitesh always pick recipes that are waaaay too complicated and time-consuming 😃😃😃😃. So this year I thought let me give them a few suggestions to make their cooking adventure easy and delectable. Here is a look at our vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner menu.
A Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu:
Roasted Garlic with Olive Oil Baguette & Burrata with EVOO, Balsamic, Salt and Black Pepper – Anjali
Persimmon and Arugula Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts with Maple Syrup Dressing – Me
Roasted Vegetables – Hitesh
Creamy Leeks Pasta – Rani
Flourless Mexican Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting – Sri
Lastly, since the kids picked up a bag of juicy oranges from a generous neighbor, Anjali and I are making a sangria with oranges, sweet apples, apple cider, cinnamon, mulling spices, and fresh squeezed orange juice, all infused with a few herbs from the garden.
Wishing you a wonderful day with dear family and friends 🤗!