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Happy Belated (Canadian) Thanksgiving!

‘sup all!

As mentioned in my last post on Saturday, I was heading out to the boonies (aka the family cabin) to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Games were played, walks were walked, and good food was ate.  Of course, over half of the dozen of us who spent time together ended up getting sick (including Mike and I) – Thanksgiving is a time of sharing, no? Hence my absence from the interwebz, though tonight I’ll try to catch up with you all.  I was sad to miss a few days of MoFo!

And without further ado, here are a few photos from the lake:

Ahh yes, we went with a Tofurky as a main.  We just ended up running out of time to make something, and hey, Tofurkys are damn tasty if I do say so myself.  Plus we made awesome homemade mushroom gravy to go with everything – without veggie broth!  Just took an onion, some garlic and mushrooms, diced ’em up and cooked them in a good amount of vegan butter (probably 3 tablespoons) until nicely browned.  Then we added a tablespoon of flour, cooked it for a minute, then slowly added enough water for a good gravy consistency.  Salt, pepper and poultry seasoning was added at the end for flava, and that was that.

Well I’m gonna peace out and rest more – did you guys know iPads are the best ever?  Mike has one and it’s enabled me to do pretty much everything in bed the last few days.  TV?  Movies? Web comics?  So freaking handy when you’re incapacitated.

Tomorrow’s my birthday, so maybe I’ll be postin’ about that action.  I’m crossing my fingers for perfect health and, perhaps more importantly, I pray that food tastes good tomorrow.  Thanks for your patience dudes, and I’ll catch up with you soon!

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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00586088933112729165 Kittee Bee Berns

    You can't be sick on your birthday, there's a rule about that. So rest up and feel better soon! Dream about mushroom gravy…

    xo
    kittee

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00589414740603993442 foodfeud

    Yeah, hope you feel better by tomorrow! maybe you will get an Ipad and never have to leave yr bed ever again. But I guess that would get boring. Anyway, nice looking plate! I thought that gravy was lentils – it looks so thick!
    Happy, happy birthday.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06631140173063582288 xvavaveganx

    I'm with Kittee and Maud, you can't be sick on your birthday! Definitely get some rest and I hope you feel better soon! Your Thanksgiving meal looks so delicious, nice job! Cute photos from your trip πŸ™‚

    Feel better and have a happy birthday!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16097190577011498780 Allysia

    Thanks Kittee, good to know about that rule, ha ha! πŸ™‚

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16097190577011498780 Allysia

    I'm already bored of being in bed, ha ha! But iPads have many other uses I'm sure.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16097190577011498780 Allysia

    Thanks Sarah, you rock. πŸ™‚

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11490816021651698189 Jolene – EverydayFoodie

    Here's hoping you're not sick for your birthday girl!

    Also … love the retro plates with the flower – very cool.

    And, I'm looking forward to seeing you rock out on Friday!!!!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17066424084187434409 Joey

    Happy birthday! Hope you're having a metric truckload of cake to celebrate – it's well known as a universal cure to all ills. Or something!

  • http://www.seitanismymotor.com Mihl

    Ha, sharing is how I got my sickness, too! Happy belated Thanksgiving and happy birthday! Have a wonderful day!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16097190577011498780 Allysia

    Retro cake at a retro cabin, it's fitting. πŸ™‚ I'm so pumped for the show!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16097190577011498780 Allysia

    As long as it's metric – silly imperial system, ha ha. πŸ™‚

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16097190577011498780 Allysia

    Thank you Mihl! πŸ™‚

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04753296111121160043 Maggie Muggins

    Ah Tofurky, I’ve had one of those things in my freezer for months and still have never tried it. Nice job on the gravy!
    Happy birthday! I hope your cold has been magically cured and you’re currently stuffing your face with cake πŸ™‚

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14532890894030753470 Erin

    Thanksgiving looks fun and delicious! Hope you're feeling all better today, Happy Birthday!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14086843268492032954 Nikki

    Hope you're feeling better for your birthday! The food looks really tasty, especially that mushroom gravy. I made mushroom gravy last Thanksgiving and no one ended up touching the turkey gravy! I'll make a lot more this year cuz I was like, HEY, That's the VEGAN gravy! Haha. Also I noticed that Mike has 2 different shoe laces. My guy always wears two different socks. So I notice those things. Now get well and have a happy birthday πŸ™‚

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16097190577011498780 Allysia

    That's because mushroom gravy is magical! πŸ™‚ And I'm pretty sure Mike had 2 different socks on under those shoes, ha ha. πŸ™‚