Monday, November 24, 2008

carcass-free thanksgiving #1

Welp I see from my helpful poll that my year of blog neglect has diminished my readership to four people, one of whom is a liar, so that frees me up to unselfconsciously ramble about crap just like back in the good old days.

This weekend I continued my trend of forcing Chris O to go on a 6+ hour road trip every five days (This Time With NonStop Christmas Music) and we went to Thanksliving at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.

phoenicia motor village the fire in our cottage
We stayed in a cute little cottage at Phoenicia Village which was very convenient and nice, although the Catskills region in general has a kind of Headless Horseman/Rip Van Winkle creepy feeling about it.

inside thanksliving
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is very nice and it was pleasant to go to a vegan-centric event in the midst of the American carcass-mongering holiday season.
turkeys like squash
Poor turkeys. Well, not these ones in particular. These ones are having some squash.
pretty goat
There were lots of nice goats.

For appetizers they had little phyllo dough cups with mushroominess inside and pieces of baguette with Dr. Cow's Tree Nut Cheese, which was good and goat-cheese like. Then for dinner it was Celebration Roast which I had never had before. I don't think it's that much better than Tofurkey though. It has a stuffing-like center, but the center still has a meaty, seitany texture, which is a little weird.
thanksliving dinner

chris o and tasty vegan desserts
Dessert was pumpkin cheesecake and chocolate cake with fluffy peanut butter frosting and it was so good that I ate it until my stomach was all gurgley.

On our way home we saw a little jack russell trotting along the road. We opened the car door and he jumped in.
little old stink terrier
Then we wasted a bunch of time driving him to his house where no one was home and then dropping him off at his vet. He was very cute but a little stinky.

Anyway there are some more pictures.


Jennifer Zeitler said...

omg that cake looks so good i want it in my belly RIGHT NOW. mmm, peanut butter frosting. Speaking of which, have you made the peanut butter frosting from VCTotW? I have made it successfully twice and it is so good but the last 3 times I have tried it has collapsed into a glompy gross pasty mess and made me cry. I do not understand why. The collapsing, not the crying.

hthr said...

Nope, I haven't. Did you use the same kind of peanut butter each time? Maybe I will try it though because this cake was so good. It was really light and fluffy and not too sweet.