November 26, 2020- No kids, no mom, no extended family – just me and my husband.
For Thanksgiving yesterday, I made a stuffed eggplant instead of turkey. (We are trying not to eat meat.) Everything else on the menu was pretty much the same as it usually is when I “do” the meal: stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables and one forgotten component.. (I always forget something, last time it was the rolls, (that was a biggie) this year it was cranberry sauce.)
So the eggplant was pretty bland tasting, kinda like turkey. It was pale like turkey, basted like turkey, roasted like turkey; it actually looked a bit like turkey..
It was OK,
it was close,
but I couldn’t shake the feeling that the most important part of the meal was missing.
There simply is no satisfying substitute for turkey, or your family, on Thanksgiving.