My childhood friend Mary asked, "are you having Aaron's family for Thanksgiving dinner and if you are will you tell them first it's vegetarian?" Well fear not, anyone crossing their fingers we don't invite them to our house, uncross them NOW..that's part of what prompted us to try a vegetarian Thanksgiving. Aaron suggested it because it is often just the 2 of us home having a meal and watching football. The only one who might miss the turkey most, Sam our cat.
Now, let's talk tofu. Christina, our instructor started off by talking about the 3 types of tofu and some of their possible uses. There is silken, firm and extra firm. She used some silken to demo a chocolate mousse.
Our pre-cooking demo also included a very simple pie crust which could be used for apple pie but tonight would be for a pot pie being made. The crust consists of 3 ingredients; flour, earth balance spread and water. Making my own crusts are something I've never really tried so I'm anxious to give this a try sometime soon.
Our kitchen tonight was given the manicotti to make. Yes with tofu. The recipe included a simple tomato sauce to put over it but since it consisted of diced tomatoes I didn't partake of the sauce. I will say I really liked our manicotti and will definately be making it at home sometime soon. Here is a picture of one of our 2 platters ready for the buffet table.
Dishes made in the other kitchens included:
This is something I've been wanting to try.
Tasted was good but we were told its especially good with some sriracha on it.
The pot pie was interesting. There was not enough time to make a second with a crust so they made one without with differerent seasonings. Both tasted good, the no-crust one was very flavorful.