Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Feast On That!

What's good homies??  Yea, I had enough of the gangsta talk too.  lol!  Normally i wouldn't bore you guys with football talk on a Tuesday, but last night's game was so impressive that I need to give my boys a little shout out.  This win domination consisted of 3 interceptions (...take that haters on NE's defense!), a really awkward run by Brady where he gained about 8 yards only to head butt himself into the dirt, AND a 72 yard touch down on a punt return!!!  We forgive you Aaron baby for messing up a few times last night.  That Gronk is always trying to show you up!  7-3!!!


Womp, womp, womppp <3
With Thanksgiving lurking around the corner, I thought it might be fun to share one of my favorite recipes for gobble gobble day!  As you all know, I'm a bi-annual vegetarian that eats fish.  Every year you don't eat meat you save 50 animals.  So every other year I conduct my annual meat free cleanse!  After my family's huge Italiano dinner that consists of antipasto, gabinadina, and lasagna, we indulge in an American 3rd course.  This is when my Nanny brings out the turkey, the ham, fried cauliflower, artichoke hearts, sweet potato casserole, and my favorite the stuffing.  Unfortunately, vegetarians can't eat stuffing because it absorbs all the damn turkey juice.  No worries, because Ms. Fun has a great substitute!  Consider yourselves privileged because below I am going to share with you all my cheaters version of vegetarian stuffing!  Bono appetit!

1 Stick Unsalted Butter
1-1/2 Cups Celery  <--Diced!
1 Large Yellow Onion <--Diced!
3 Large Green Apples <-- Peeled, Cored, & Diced!
1 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Ground Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Sage
1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Thyme
1 Cup Nuts <-- Chopped! (I prefer pecans, but feel free to go crazy.)
1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
16 oz Bag Herbed Stuffing Bread
28 oz Vegetable Broth

Melt the butter in a large pan.  Add the onions and celery.  Saute for about 8-10 minutes.  I love the smell of browning onions.  Yum!  In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except for the broth.  Mix really well!!  Add vegetable broth and stir until the bread is evening moistened.  Transfer your mixture into your baking dish and bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.  You're welcome!  It's so delicious that I'll give it the LMF seal of approval.  :)

My contribution to Thanksgiving this year will be the vegetarian stuffing, brussel sprouts, and homemade pumpkin bread.  What will you be making?

-LMF

14 comments:

  1. Your recipe sounds excellent. Though I have no talent in the kitchen, my family's best dish is sage stuffing.

    I am not worried about Aaron at all. They'll be doubling Gronk more now meaning he'll be Brady's target. And, I am all smiles since I had the Pats D last night--love those 20+ fantasy performers.

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  2. Hey LMF!!! I saw that game and it was fabulous. They always bring it in the second half. That recipe sounds really good. It's a great alternative. I'll be trying my hands at sweet potato pie this year. I can't wait...only a couple more days. :)

    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  3. That stuffing recipe is perfect - my parents are vegetarian and I could imagine cooking it for non-Thanksgiving. I'll be preparing the rolls this year - and maybe the pies if my sister doesn't get around to it...

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  4. that's awesome that you do that every other year- whatever works for you! I have been vegetarian for a month and a half and it has been so hard but then again not too bad... my goal was to try it until Thanksgiving so I am SO excited to eat on Thanksgiving. It's funny because one of the ladies we always spend thanksgiving with, she is a Vegetarian all year long EXCEPT on Thanksgiving. She's been doing that since before I was born, it cracks me up and I'm always so proud of her.

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  5. I can bring a can of pringles, does that count?

    Geez so much food, some I never even heard of before. The cat would have a field day, Pat and his picky eating self would go the other way..haha

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  6. Oooh, I make a vegetarian stuffing that's very similar to that- super yummy!
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  7. That sounds sooo yummy! I'm making broccoli salad :)

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  8. Thanksgiving = Football
    That's all. :)

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  9. This recipe is really great, not just for vegetarians but also for those who are a little health conscious as well :) It's a great substitute, LMF! And lol... I'm not very familiar with American football (I'm sensing a gasp of horror from you) but that's because over here, basketball's almost like our national sport lol.

    Have a great Thanksgiving celebration, my dear!

    Cheers,

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

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  10. I've been trying to eat healthy these past few days and I just really want some meat tomorrow!

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  11. i'm going to make this sometime.

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