A Tale of Two Thanksgivings

Thirty years ago, give or take, four families associated with the Whole Earth Learning Community in Madison began meeting to share a vegetarian Thanksgiving. In those days, there were a few kids.  That number grew to 11 kids, all of whom are now adults.  So last night, it was a very adult affair as six of the original parents, and six of the “kids” and their partners, gathered at our house for Thanksgiving 2011.  It was wonderful. Here are some of those “grown-up” kids!

…. along with some of their parents…

And of course the food: first, the appetizers, and then some of what we had to eat.  I’m holding the best dessert ever: a brownie (recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie, made gluten-free), covered in vegan pumpkin ice cream and topped with brandied cherries.  Behind my hand is a dinner roll – recipe from the Vegan Feast Kitchen blog, and to the right is Holiday Shepherds Pie from Gluten-Free Vegan Family.  In the foreground is some vegan wild rice/lentil/kale thingy brought by a guest. 

This evening, we went next door with some lentil soup and leftover dinner rolls and cake, to have dinner with our neighbor, who couldn’t join us last night.  She taught us how to make a German dish of braised red cabbage, which was delicious.  Happy second Thanksgiving!


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3 Responses to A Tale of Two Thanksgivings

  1. ibuibulai says:

    That food looks delicious!! AND it’s so good to see pics of all the people! I’m glad you went up to see Karen, too.

  2. Beautiful – all of it!
    Perhaps especially the gluten free brownies 🙂

  3. Loved seeing the pics, but missing seeing K and R. E looks so much like you, Claire! I don’t know why I never noticed that before. Looks like you had another wonderful Thanksgiving — and lots of gf choices! Our dinner was almost entirely gf, too, with the exception of spelt flour in one dessert.

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