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Miso Vegan
11-19-2006, 03:47 PM
In case Seattlites/Surrouding VRFers are interested, either for yourself or to join us (open invitation!):

On Thanksgiving Day:
Wayward Cafe :smitten: is having 3 seatings for their Thanksgiving meal.
$25 for adults, $5 for kids!
Nanashi, Miso Lite and I will be at the 4:00 seating; there's also 6 and 8 pm.

Bamboo Garden is also having a Thanksgiving Dinner, on UnTurkey Day.

Next day, Friday the 24th:
Chaco Canyon's much celebrated raw vegan Thanksgiving meal
$35 for adults
Nanashi, Vegit-8, Mamaquilla and I will be having dinner at 4:30 pm.
Most seating times are taken, but if you'd like to join us I can probably add to our reservation.

11-19-2006, 05:49 PM
I am soooo looking forward to dinner with you guys on Friday. Second Thanksgiving dinner this year. Oh yeah. :drool:
Hope some others can join us.

May peace and joy be with you.

11-20-2006, 09:14 PM
We decided not to acknowledge the day at all this year.


Miso Vegan
11-20-2006, 09:31 PM
fine, then you're not invited! Nyah!


(It's not about the day, it's about the foooood.)

11-21-2006, 02:15 AM
(It's not about the day, it's about the foooood.)
Foooood. hmmmmmm :drool:

May peace and joy be with us, served up with gravy.

Miso Vegan
11-23-2006, 09:34 PM
So, we just stuffed ourselves stoopid at Wayward Cafe :heart:

Hot apple cider
mini bread loaf, olive oil w/ olives
salad with toasted walnuts
soup: choice of pumkin tomato or pasta fagioli
mushrooms stuffed with couscous risotto topped with sundried tomatoes
roasted root veggies w/ toasted kale
main entree: tofu loaf stuffed with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, asparagus, cranberry sauce
home-made soy nog
pie: choice of pumpkin, apple, pecan or sweet potato

And we'll repeat the embarrassment tomorrow at Chaco Canyon.

Vegit-8, can you aim to be at to our house by 4?

11-23-2006, 09:58 PM
Yup, I will be at your place by 4.
Looking forward to seeing you guys and chowing down big time. :)

May peace and joy be with you.

11-25-2006, 03:10 PM
Lovely lovely lovely time with the Wabbit/Miso and Nanashi! The food was beautiful and some of it quite tasty :D What I did not eat the Wabbit gracioulsy finished off for me :silly:

Miso what do we think of Brussel Sprouts ? ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :silly: :laugh:

11-25-2006, 04:05 PM
Pictures? :)

11-25-2006, 08:13 PM
OMG, now that was fine dining.
I so thoroughly enjoyed my meal, and the company was wonderful. We were served by the owner of Chaco Canyon, all dressed up with a tie and everything. His service was served up with dry humour and good will.
I loved absolutely everything including a good part of mamaquilla's meal. :happy: She is such a great sport and I encourage her to come out to all our adventurous vegan meals so that I can graze off her plate. :silly:
The salad was esthetically very pleasing with a lovely combination of colours, and it was delicious. It was perked up with a lovely dressing and the candied hazelnuts were fab.
The sorbet was perfect for refreshing the palate. It was served in little apertif type glasses with a bit of fresh mint. Tart and sweet set off by the mint. Hmmmmm.
The entree was delightful. The 'turkey' was a nutty/seedy thing with a lovely flavour and texture that went beautifully with the creamy parsnip/pinenut whip ( in place of traditional mashed potato ), and the chutney was colourful, sweet, and morish.
Now one of the bonuses for nanashi and I was that both mamaquilla and Miso Vegan cannot abide brussel's sprouts. I thought they were great, and the more the merrier. Yay for instant leftovers.:happy:
I chose the Pumpkin Coconut Mousse Tart, as did mamaquilla and nanashi, and nanashi and I both complemented ours with the hemp nog. A truly excellent combination.
I have so much to be thankful for...not least of which is having met such wonderful friends as Miso Vegan, nanashi, and mamaquilla through VRF. :)

Thanksgiving 2006 at Chaco Canyon

Salad and Soup Course
*Fresh Full Circle Farm Mixed Greens tossed with Sweet Mustard-Thyme Vinaigrette,
Marinated Red Onions, Julienned Golden Beet, and Candied Hazelnuts
*Creamy Tarragon-Green Ginger Soup

*Sweet and Tangy Cranberry Melange Sorbet

Entree Course
*The Chaco Canyon Turkey: Sage-scented Seed Loaf
*Parsnip Pinenut Whip with Rosemary-Crimini Gravy
*Brussels Sprouts tossed with Lemon, Blood Orange and Bosc Pear
*Chef Lois's Famous Cranberry Apple Chutney

*Caramelly Apple Pecan Pie
*Pumpkin Coconut Mousse Tart

May peace and joy be with you.

Miso Vegan
11-25-2006, 09:22 PM
Will post pictures tonight.

In the meantime: lovely dinner with even lovelier company.

12-01-2006, 01:58 PM
Pictures? :rolleyes:

May peace and joy be with you.

Miso Vegan
12-01-2006, 08:23 PM
GAH! I should never be in charge of them.
Hold on....

Miso Vegan
12-01-2006, 08:32 PM
Scroll up for the details. This is the soup 'n' salad, the main entree, and the sorbet. I may have forgotten to take a pic of the dessert, or they're still on my phone. Yes, these are cell phone pictures, or in other words, crappy.

12-06-2006, 08:02 PM
Thanks for posting the photos MV. :happy:

May peace and joy be with you.