We hosted a lovely Friendsgiving potluck gathering at our house yesterday. Around the table, guests indulged in a meal cooked all afternoon: Trader Joe's turkeyless roast, walnut macaroni and cheese, baked rice, Brussels sprouts, spicy tofu, and purple yams. Miyoko's Kitchen Partywheel Chive Cheese paired with grapes and crackers fooled many, creamy soft cashew based cheese delightfully bursting with sprinkled chives. Chuao Chocolatier added a sweet, decadent luxury to the tray alongside positive messages on every little delicious square.
For dessert, we shared pumpkin pie and ice cream over homemade mint lemonade, Califia Farms Holiday Nog, and alcoholic beverages.
|Turkeyless roast turned out good. Unfortunately, the potatoes and carrots were hard (a tragic disaster).|
|I enjoyed Trader Joe's tender, succulent roast.|
|Pouring the walnut cheese on the Mac.|
|The meal plate.|
|The cheese, grapes, crackers, and chocolate platter: a huge hit. Some guests admitted to not liking chocolate, but Chuao Chocolatier has won them over.|
|Crackers spread with love.|
|Homemade pumpkin pie topped with Coconut Milk Reddi Whip (much better than the almond in my opinion). Originally, I sought So Delicious Coco Whip-- everyone was out. Reddi Whip was a nice consolation.|
|Real gold playing cards that my housemate bought in Abu Dhabi.|
|A guest brought special tea. You pour hot boiling water over them, steep, and drink. It tastes warm and refreshing.|
|Every Indigenous Day/Friendsgiving celebration ends in a passionate game of spades.|