I'm thinking about Christmas dinner. Our friends are vegans. They will break their habits for special occasions but I was thinking of going meatless. No dairy and no sugar is impossible but no meat would be alright. I think, maybe.
I still have one more pumpkin from my Halloween clearance purchases. Pumpkins are awesome. They just keep. You can bake them, roast them, puree them, make them into soup, into pie, into bread and into cookies. What a great squash. So why do we just chop them up into funny faces and put them in the trash? These are edible! They taste good. Better yet they were $1 each. Not bad in today's uncertain economy.
I need some inspiration for my menu though. I was thinking about making a pumpkin soup with ginger and coconut milk, it's really wonderful and a variety of salads, some bread and then maybe a cheesecake for desert. Is that really a Christmas dinner though? It seems to be missing the entree.
It seems to be missing the pork, or the turkey, you know the meat! If they don't eat meat, and two out of my four don't like meat, why cook meat? The two overweight people in this family do not need the extra calories. So what would be a main dish? I'd like to make that pork stew NP posted that has a whole bottle of wine in it, now that's getting festive. Back to meat. No, back to meatless. Anybody have any suggestions?