Saturday, October 3, 2009
when my daughter first became a vegetarian...and was preparing to come home for thanksgiving...i worried about what i would feed her. her response to me...'think side dishes'. but...it wasn't quite that simple.
being from the south...i'm used to seasoning vegetables. i have a special section of my freezer...reserved for just these seasonings. bacon. ham. smoked neck bones.
i mean...i put giblets and turkey stock in my dressing...and bacon in my baked beans. well...i used to. i mean...i still do. but now...i make two dishes. one for her...and one for everyone else.
the one for everyone else is about to go away. why??? you guessed it. everyone else eats the vegetarian food...and loves it.
because i love to try out new recipes...i 'create' something for her when she's home. she usually enjoy's my creations...but last year's dish...pumpkin soup...didn't go over that well.
this year...i'm into butternut squash. tonight...i roasted it with garlic and herbs...and i enjoyed it so much...that i will make it for her this thanksgiving.
now....i need to go write the recipe down...so i don't forget the seasonings i used. one thing i do know. none of them came from the freezer.