Monday, October 10, 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner

 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. 

Psalm 95:2-3
Main ingredients for the kale salad
Cooked quinoa
The salad is assembled with the steamed kale, the cooked quinoa, the cranberries, pumpkin seeds and dressing
Mashed cauliflower
Cauliflower with shredded cheese ready for the oven
Baked cauliflower and cheese ready to eat
Rosemary, garlic roasted chicken

Pumpkin mousse pie filling put into springform pan

After releasing the spring, it was obvious that the mousse did not set. We ate it anyway and it was good ;-)

Dinner assembled

The Thanksgiving Dinner was a success. It was the first time I've tried three of the dishes: the kale salad with quinoa and cranberries, the mashed cauliflower and cheese bake and the pumpkin pie mousse.  Everything was quite delicious and you can find all the recipes at my post here.  I could not eat the main part of my chicken so I wll save it for tomorrow's lunch. Needless to say there is a lot of mousse pie left. I would recommend making the pie when you have company because it is very, very filling.

The only problem with the dinner was when we went to eat the pumpkin mousse pie I discovered it wasn't set properly.

After reflection I realized that my little package of gelatin had about 1 teaspoon of gelatin rather than the 2 tablespoons required.  That would explain why it wasn't set properly! Nonetheless the filling was so good. I also ended up having to make my own graham wafer pie crust as there were none today in the grocery store. It was the first time I've made it and it was relatively simple.

If you are in Canada, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you had a moment or two to reflect on those things for which you can give thanks. We are so blessed here in this country.  For my blogging friends who live elsewhere, I am thankful for you and the time you take to share with me through your writings and your comments.


Kay L. Davies said...

Set or not set, the mere mention of the pumpkin mousse pie (not to mention the photo) makes me hungry. Mmm.
We went to Buffet Medicine Hat, and found plenty of different things for the two of us to eat. We haven't been sharing meals at home since I've been on a bland diet. I feel like a little old lady, of all things!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Joyful said...

The mousse really is delicious. I am hoping I can freeze some because it really is too much to eat this week. On top of that, even a small amount really fills you up! I'm glad you had a great buffet lunch. It saves from all the cooking and cleaning, esp. if there are only two of you.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Happy Thanksgiving Penny- this looks really mouth watering!! I think I'll book mark this so I can try these recipes. It is just a perfect meal-so festive! I'll try to remember the geletain too. Blessings~

Jo said...

I love the Psalm of thanksgiving you have above your post, Penny. What a lovely dinner you served. I'm interested in the kale salad and will look for quinoa at the health shop in Ya-Ya centre when I next go to Nrbi. Your pumpkin mousse pie looks delicious. A little more gelatine and it would have been to your satisfaction, but I can just "taste" it through cyberspace. Thank goodness only virtually as I'm avoiding all things sweet; rather trying to build my energy through crunchy salads and steamed veg. I will check your recipes and write them down for when I have guests for Sunday dinner (which will be this weekend again) Bless you dearest Penny and happy thanksgiving to you too. Hugs Jo

Joyful said...

Regina, I'm glad you think you'll be able to make this dinner. It really was worth making. I will use the new recipes again another day too. Next time I'll remember, more gelatin, lol.

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Joyful said...

Hi Jo, I'm so glad you're going to try out the recipes. Please note my substitutions on the recipe page if you can't find quinoa. I'm glad you're building your strength. Blessings. xx

Angelika Poe said...

good morning, Penny, I can see a great meal that you've arranged there, I drink a smoothie 2x a week and gets me good, always a new composition, just what is in the house you live healthy ... and this is very good ... I do not always work and it would be very important because I'm creating Diabethes sends greetings to Tuesday Geli

snowwhite said...

You can open a restaurant! If you do, I will be the first customer. I printed out your recipe, but I’m afraid I will not be able to get the quinoa.
I agree with you 100% and love your words, how nice!
;”It is a good time to reflect on all the many blessings・・・・・”
Best wishes,

Joyful said...

Dear Geli, good morning to you too! I thank you for the nice compliment. I agree that drinking smoothies with fruits and vegetables is a very healthy think to do. I have been juicing too but some time I will also be making smoothies. Blessings and have a great week.

Joyful said...

Keiko, you are so kind with your comments. I am glad you enjoyed the pictures of the food. You can see on my recipes that I have made some substitutions for ingredients that you may not be able to get. I hope you enjoy. Best wishes, Joyful

Fred Alton said...

Wonderful pictures to tickle the palate! Glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving meal! Blessings.

Joyful said...

Thank you Fred for stopping by and enjoying the food photos. I'm sure you're looking forward to a wonderful feast during your Thanksgiving next month. Blessings!

Vores have said...

Det ser rigtig lækker ud det mad du har lavet.
Tak for din kommentar på min blog, jeg kan desværre ikke sætte en oversætter på, men må selv bruge Google oversættelse, håber at du alligevel får lidt ud af mine kommentar.
Ønsker dig en rigtig god ondag.
Knus Hanne Bente ♥

Mami Made It said...

Your meal looks delicious! And you shot lovely pictures. Hope you had wonderful Thanksgiving holidays.

Joyful said...

Thank you, Hanne. Knus.

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