last night my husband and i had leftover stuffing & mashed potatoes for dinner (which was super-awesome), and today we had a "real" thanksgiving all over again with my dad & stepmom’s side of the family. everything was vegan except for the turkey, the stuffing (we brought our own as usual), and the green bean casserole (no big loss; i wouldn’t have eaten that anyway). there was even–get this–a butter dish out, with earth balance instead of butter. seriously.
awkward moment of the day: my step-grandmother explaining to my (vegetarian) three-year-old niece, with wonder in her voice, that "we" would be having TURKEY today, did you see it in the oven? well let’s go see it, you have to see it! UGH. poor little confused kitten went into the kitchen with her, then came skipping back into the family room to give me a hug. when i picked her up, she said her standard diet catchphrase, "we don’t eat meat!" and i said, "that is absolutely right, sweetie!"
i learned that she later adapted this catchphrase to, "i don’t eat meat, but i DO eat cupcakes!" hee.