Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanks for The Vegans

Thanksgiving dinner at The Vegans' house was wonderful. The food was delicious--seitan cutlets, chickpea gravy, roasted carrots, onions, garlic and cauliflower, mashed sweet potatoes, cranberries, and cornbread. Plus apple pie and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. They outdid themselves, as usual.
One of the best parts of our monthly dinners with The Vegans is when HeVegan and I have a beer tasting. Whoever is not hosting brings a new beer for the two of us to try. We both like really hoppy IPAs, but there are no rules to the beer tasting. Since they were hosting I brought the local and seasonal Bridgeport Brewery Hop Harvest Ale, a very middle-of-the-road, classically solid Bridgeport IPA. Not a bad beer at all. I also brought a Deschutes Inversion IPA. This is one I'd never had before and, being a lover of the Deschutes Brewery, thought this was a perfect beer for me. But after not being able to finish even one of them at home, I brought one along to get HeVegan's opinion. Both of us agree--it's just a bad tasting beer. Luckily, we had his contribution to the evening to still try. The oh-so-delicious New Belgium Trippel Ale. Both He and SheVegan (who is NOT a beer drinker but loves this beer) were excited for me to try it, and it didn't disappoint. A great beer indeed!
Of course SheVegan and Elliot had a wonderful time together. They are great friends.
But the real surprise of the night was how much Elliot took to HeVegan. As if he was in love!
Thanksgiving seems like the perfect holiday to share with The Vegans, because we are truly thankful to have them in our lives. It was a wonderful evening, thank you both so much!

1 comment:

Sara said...

OMG those cheeks!!!!
Happy blogging...looks good!