I woke up around 7:30 this morning to work on Thanksgiving Day food! Last night before I went to bed I put that French silk chocolate pie in fridge to cool and harden up even more! I wanted to make some homemade whipped cream to put on the top of it. I found this recipe for coconut cream whipped cream.
Eric and I decided to have pie for breakfast…you know…so you can work off those calories before you eat the main meal.
Eric isn’t a fan of coconut and since you make the whipped cream out of coconut milk, it does taste like coconut. I was nice and I didn’t spread the whipped cream all over the pie. I have to also tell you that Eric doesn’t like pie. He promised he would at least try it! He loved it! It’s so good! Click on over to that pie recipe and give it a try for yourself. I actually baked my pie for 10 minutes longer than the recipe called for. It was a little jiggly in the middle so that’s why I gave it more time to bake. It was fabulous!
After some pie I continued on with the rest of the food for the day. I love creamed corn! I like to make my own though.
I then blended about half of the corn with some almond milk.
The recipe for creamed corn came from this book. Our friend Ryan sent it to us last year for Christmas. My favorite recipes from the book are the creamed corn, of course, and a vegan macaroni and cheese recipe.
Next up was the tofu roast! Two pints of water drained from the tofu overnight! Whoa.
I dug out a hole in the tofu.
And now you can fill the tofu with a stuffing mixture. I made some stuffing out of pieces of bread, wild rice, some butter, pepper and salt.
And now put the tofu that you scraped out back on the tofu roast.
Put the pan that you plan on baking the roast in over the tofu and carefully (but quickly!) flip the roast.
And now baste that thing!
The basting mixure is made out of tamari, orange juice, olive oil, sesame seed oil and liquid smoke. The recipe didn’t call for liquid smoke, but I thought that would be a swell addition!
A giant crack appeared on the roast! Eric thought perhaps the roast was too moist. I’m not quite sure. The flavor of the baste is spot on! The tofu needs some work. The edges that were firmer were awesome! The parts closer to the middle of the roast were not as good. I think it would be a good idea to baste the inside of the tofu BEFORE putting the stuffing in there. We are going to work on this until we perfect it!
And you need rolls for your Thanksgiving meal!
Happy Thanksgiving! No one was killed to make this lovely meal!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you had a great day with food, friends and family! And if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving I still hope you had a wonderful Thursday!