I told Susan the other day that since Noah was spending Thanksgiving Day with his father, I was going to roast a Tofurky and watch The Godfather movies on AMC. She laughed and said, “Lisa, that’s the saddest thing I ever heard.” Chuckling, I insisted that it wasn’t, and it’s not. (AMC, by the way, is the new HBO. The Walking Dead–win! ).
It will be the first time I have sat down to watch The Godfather films in years. I love marathons, too. Back when Syfy was The SciFi Channel and ran the Twilight Zone marathon on New Year’s, I was the girl who fought sleep until 3:00am and woke up mid-morning with my head in a bowl of popcorn. I love Rod Serling, even if there have been times in my life when I had experienced something so bizarre that I was afraid that I would turn around to find him chain-smoking in a dark corner. I digress. . .
Thanksgiving does allow me to pause and consider all the things for which I am grateful: supportive friends and family; a good job; a super intelligent, witty son; and the time to do the things that I enjoy, such as cooking, which brings me back to the meal that I am going to prepare tomorrow.
Every Thanksgiving I make creamed onions. And they rock. I realize that most of you have already planned your meals and have valiantly fought your way through the grocery store, but if you love onions and have the ingredients and the time, here’s one last recipe:
1 bag of Melissa’s Sweet Pearl Onions
1 Tbsp. Earth Balance Whipped (or margarine of choice)
1 Tbsp. unbleached flour
¼ tsp sea salt
1 c. unsweetened soy milk (or milk of choice)
Cracked pepper to taste
1. Boil onions according to package directions, strain, and allow them to cool enough to peel.
2. In a saucepan, melt margarine over low heat. Blend in flour and salt. Add milk.
3. Stir constantly until the mixture thickens and bubbles. Once it bubbles, remove from heat and add peeled onions and cracked pepper.
I don’t have a photo of this recipe, but I do have one of my Tofurky roast, which will accompany green beans from my garden (fresh from the freezer), strawberry pie, mashed potatoes, veggie gravy, cranberry sauce (recipe on this page), and of course, the onions.