Thursday, 4 December 2008

Our Holiday Dinner

I will once again be hosting a vegan holiday feast (along with my boyfriend since it's at his house). Last year, we had a Thanksgiving party. But this year the date is a little later, so I guess it's more like a Christmas party. Basically, the food is all the same to me and that's what's important. This year we are planning for about 10-15 people for dinner. Most of the guests are Japanese so they are just chipping in 1000 yen and then I'll be making most of the food with some contributions from Sarah and our friend Jason. Jason's not vegan, but is working out a vegan pumpkin pie for the party. I'm really appreciative he took on such a scary one for his first vegan cooking experience. He could have just said mashed potatoes (which he's also bringing) or something, but he didn't and that's cool. Maybe he'll see how easy it can be to make vegan food.

Last year, all the guests were amazed that all of the food was vegan and everyone ate themselves silly. I like doing this dinner because it shows how awesome vegan food can be, but it also shows a little bit about western culture. Most of our guests wouldn't have any other opportunity to eat Christmas dinner.

It's going to be next weekend, just before Sarah leaves to go back to Scotland for the holidays. I'll be stuck here...

So I've finished up the menu. Here it is:

Appetizers (last year people filled up on these too much, so I cut them down)
  • pickles
  • olives
  • chips
  • onion dip (La Dolce Vegan)

Bread

Sides

Main

  • Seitan Roast (with the stuffing from above, probably)
  • Seitan Tenderloin (from the Vegan Feast Newsletters Holiday 2007)

Desserts

I can't wait!

Pamela

6 comments:

TF said...

nice website!!!
im gona live in Sapporo, Hokkaido. looking for veggie/vegan friends coz it's just hard to find!!

anw thanks for those idea!!

Becks - Not a Rabbit. said...

Sounds delicious! I loved the pumpkin brownies (being a Brit I was a total pumpkin pie virgin until I started reading so many U.S blogs~ but the brownies converted me!). I'm still looking for the perfect seitan roast though, running out of time! >:o(

Mihl said...

I wish I didn't live so far away, otherwise I would invite myself over. Have a great party!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

That menu looks incredible! I can't wait to see the photos.

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Luis Ángel said...

Hi! I've just found your blog by accident!
I love Japan. I've never been to Japan, although i'd love to. I'm vegetarian (not vegan) and I wonder a lot lately how life is for vegans/vegetarians living there, because japanese people love fish & seafood, and they are eating fish all day long...
For example, is it hard to find vegetarian dishes on restaurants?
Well, I think part of the answer is in your blog, so I will be reading it very often ;)

Greetings from Spain!