Monday, December 1, 2014
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! We spent ours with Josh's family in Fort Smith. We switch off holidays between his family and mine, since they live on opposite sides of the state. I knew I wanted to make something simple, because I wouldn't have much prep time/kitchen space at his family's get together. So, I grabbed a Celebration Roast and some veggies and got cooking.
I got off work early Wednesday, which gave me time to prep everything for the family get together. I swung by Whole Foods and grabbed some carrot juice, pumpkin soup and fall veggies for an awesome and filling lunch. Then, I got home and started cooking.
In a large crock pot, I added:
2 cups vegetable stock
Then, I cooked everything down for a couple hours in the crock pot. It turned out quite yummy. I've never had field roast before, but I think it will become a holiday staple.
This dish was great, because I could cook it, the seal the crock pot and take it with us. A few people tried the field roast, but I got to eat most of it myself.
I love how colorful everything looked. It cooked down with the stock and steamed the veggies, which kind of lost their color. Next time, I will not cook it as long. I think it only needs a couple hours, and I ended up steaming it for several more.
I also made these cookies again, which everybody loved.
I also made a quick salad of greens, carrots, fennel, oranges and walnuts. It went fairly unnoticed in the huge sea of side dishes, but I enjoyed it.
This was my first plate, which I was pretty proud was full of salad and veggies. The field roast had a nice texture after being steamed, and it worked great in sandwiches for the next couple days.
I had to go back for vegan stuffing, so thoughtfully made by Josh's uncle's girlfriend. It was really tasty. There was also some yummy succotash that I picked up on my second round. Yum and yum.
As nice as it is to see family, Josh and I are exhausted and happy to be home. I threw out my back on Saturday, so I haven't been off the couch all weekend.
How was your holiday? Were you the only vegan at your gathering?