This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving and we were invited last minute to a Thanksgiving dinner for everyone that doesn’t have family around this time of year. To be honest, I don’t have very strong memories of Thanksgiving and so I don’t have many traditions that I draw on in my mind. Of course I think of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce but those are things that I haven’t eaten for years. So, when I was thinking of things I could bring, a vegetarian stuffing and gravy came to mind right away. I have been wanting to make a vegetarian gravy for a very long time (especially to be able to use on poutine) and whenever there was stuffing that wasn’t stuffed in the bird or made with meat stock, it was always a treat.
A couple of weeks ago I helped my boyfriend make his lunch for the week. We made chicken, butter chicken sauce, Indian spiced mashed potatoes and swiss chard and radish salad. His lunches are pretty much always very meat-centric so I never taste them, let alone eat them myself. However, I couldn’t stop snacking on the mashed potatoes dipped in the butter chicken sauce. It was ridiculously good, I literally couldn’t stop eating it. I even ate some throughout the week, even though I felt bad for depleting his lunch supplies.