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It’s a week before Thanksgiving, and I’m starting to take stock of what I already have in my pantry and freezer for Thanksgiving dinner. I’ll make a list of the things I still need to buy; usually I will just need tofu, stuffing mix, sparkling cider and some produce. Since I make basically the same dinner every year, it’s fairly easy to plan and shop. We have a small gathering for Thanksgiving, but this menu could easily accomodate a larger gathering by doubling the sides. The tofu turkey makes A LOT! And it’s delicious! I estimate It could feed up to 20. I have brought it to gatherings with non vegans, and everybody liked it!
Photo of my daughter basting our tofu turkey many years ago….
There are lots of good deals I posted this week for many of these ingredients. The Weekly Target deals, especially if you use the $10 Gift Card deal, can really save you some money. I plan to buy the Del Monte canned green beans, the French’s onions, and the Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix this week at Target. Last year, sparkling cider was $1 at Grocery Outlet. If that’s not the case this year, I know other places will have it for $2. I buy my tofu at 99 Ranch for $1-$1.50/pack. The pumpkin for my pies is in my freezer from pumpkin I roasted and pureed last year. Happy Thanksgiving everyone, or as we say at my house, Happy Tofu Turkey Day! 🙂
The finished Tofu Turkey:
I’ll have recipes up for you by Friday!
Our Thanksgiving Menu (Serves 4-6, with lots of leftovers!)
Tofu Turkey with Stuffing $10-$14
Green Bean Casserole $3.25
Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom Gravy $3
Sweet Potato Casserole $2.50
Cranberry Sauce $1
2 Tofu Pumpkin Pies $1.50 ea.
Apple Crisp $1
Coconut Cream $1
Sparkling Cider $1-$2/bottle
Coffee, Tea $.25
Total Cost: $26.50-$31.50