Thursday, December 31, 2009

Too much Tofurkey!

On Christmas day one of Angie's friends came over for dinner. And by dinner, I mean she came over with a box. Yes, my Christmas day dinner was Tofurkey, as Angie's friend is a vegan.

This is actually a pretty good meal deal. It comes with the stuffed Tofurkey, dumplings and gravy, and you just add veg. In a roaster, I tossed some red potatoes, carrots, celery and onions with olive oil, S&P, rosemary and saege, and baked the Tofurkey at abut 300 degrees for an hour. We basted the "bird" every 15 minutes- tres important, as tofu can dry out fairly quickly.

Dumplings, boiled and then fried until they were slightly tender on the inside with a crispy crust outside. With a hefty helping of vegan gravy, these puppies were quite tasty, and I almost went back for seconds- almost. Along with the dumplings, I also made a pretty standard turkey side of baked sweet potatoes- or yams, as they're referred to here in NY- drizzled with maple syrup. I was dying for a green component, but we're talking minimal prep space, a shoebox-size oven, and....1 pot. Yup, my sis owns ONE pot.

I have to say that, though I'm glad to have tried the mythical beast that is Tofurkey, I'm a real meat kinda gal...and I think I'll keep it that way. Although, nothing trumps making a Tofurkey meal with all the trimmings in a teensy "kitchen" on the Upper West Side!


Ian said...

Looks delicious they way you prepared it there. I'm with you on the real thing, though! Tried tofurky at Thanksgiving, actually wasn't awful, but nowhere near turkey ;)

Kristen said...

Nope, it was fun to try, but I think I'll stick w/ the original!