November 26, 2009

The roast is in the oven.

And by roast I mean this:


Now, now...I just saw you roll your eyes.


For the first time in nearly 30 years as a vegetarian I'm trying a Tofurkey roast. Not sure how this will go, but I marinated it in vegetable broth, orange juice, sage, rosemary and sea salt. So if nothing else, I can drink the baste.

I actually became a vegetarian because I was watching the news with my mom and there was a story on turkeys. I made the connection, didn't eat the turkey the next day, and never ate meat again.

I guess you could say...I quit cold turkey. Ba-da-dum.

We're sending our warmest wishes from the shorehouse to your house this Thanksgiving (Mike wanted to get in on this, too, now that he knows he's a blog superstar). I am thankful for many things, and if you're a visitor to this here blog I am thankful you take time out of your day to spend some time with little ol' me.

14 comments:

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Happy Thanksgiving Laura xx

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Was it delish???I've always wondered?

Happy nonturkey day!!

stacilynfeldman said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Warmest wishes to you from the shore house at exit 98.

desiree said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Let me know how that tofurky turns out...my sis has just gone to the vegan side. This from a girl who could never get enough cheese!

Courtney said...

wow...good luck with that...you are a brave soul :-)

Happy Thanksgiving Laura! Am thankful for you who often bring a smile to my face :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I hope that the Shorehouse crew had a marvelous Thanksgiving. In your former life, you would have loved the buffet we had at the Casa Monica... it was DIVINE. I eat like a vegetarian for the most part (it's just that I hate veggies, LOL), but I did have turkey today! I thought of you. The hotel is from the Victorian era and is stunning. I took pics. We sat next to a young couple and had a great visit with them. SO it was a fun day. I missed our friends and family, but Mr. Magpie and I thoroughly enjoyed our date. :-)

Love to you and the crew...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Keetha Broyles said...

You AND your blog are one of my "faves" and I still love you even though I ADORE meat myself.

Real meat - - - no tofurkey or toroast or tochicken or tosteaks for moi!

I think I accidentally bit into a piece of tofu one time - - - it was not memorable.

Hope your day was very very blessed and happy, even if it was turkeyless!!!

Jen R. said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! It looks good...... :)

Sue said...

Oh there is no way that this had to taste good....Did it taste good....no, it couldn't have...

thelaundryisneverfinished said...

You know, I rarely eat meat, and neither do my boys. How did your turkey turn out?
Oh, and the cannolis! Yum! And those black and whites! Wow!
Happy late Thanksgiving to you-I was very unplugged last week-it was fun catching up this morning!
Jen :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

How was it Laura? Is Mike a vegetarian too?

I am always impressed by the resolve not to eat animals, and I've tried in the past but sadly I can't stick with it forever.

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How was it?
pve

heidi said...

Love that story! We've had the Tofurkey without the enhancements, & it was pretty darn good! Sadly though, I do enjoy saying the word Tofurkey as much as I enjoy saying Turducken.

Just Beachy said...

there really is tofurkey , wow , who knew...
happy homemade Christmas creating to you .
Chris