Eating Almost Vegan on Thanksgiving · 23 November 2012

I was truly thankful to be able to eat lots of food and still be almost vegan.

My dad seemed a bit worried when he asked what I was going to eat for Thanksgiving. I told him that I was sure I would be able to find something. And I did. Even without having any turkey, I had a marvelous Thanksgiving feast.

We went to my wife’s brother’s house for Thanksgiving this year. Of course, they had a big turkey. I was truly thankful for the vegan or nearly vegan dishes that our sister-in-law had prepared. I ate everything everybody else ate except the turkey, and it was a great time with family.

The spread was amazing. I had mashed potatoes, corn bread stuffing, Brussels sprouts, a spinach dish, scalloped sweet potatoes, and pie. Our sister-in-law, who is always a gracious host, had provided a delicious dinner and I ate almost everything. Naturally, I indulged in the national Thanksgiving past time and stuffed myself.

It seems odd, but it is difficult to eat yourself into oblivion eating almost vegan. The veggies must take up more room than turkey or it takes longer to eat or something. At any rate, it was the first Thanksgiving that I can remember in a long time that I was not rolling out of the dining room wondering why I had eaten the whole thing. Which was another thing to be truly thankful for.

It was nice that my dad was a bit worried about what I was going to eat on what has become a turkey eating day, but his worry was for nothing. I was thankful for our sister-in-law and all the almost vegan food she provided on this wonderful Thanksgiving day.

© 2012 Michael T. Miyoshi

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