I mentioned last Wednesday about my family's tradition of cooking a different worldly cuisine each year for Christmas dinner. Last year, we did food from the Philippines, in honor of Hal's ethnicity and his moving to Seattle. This year we stayed in America and went with southern / soul food. All vegetarian! If you think it can't be done without sacrificing taste and the essence of the culture...I have a meat-loving boyfriend and sis-in-law who will both vouch!
Here was our menu:
Fried "chicken" (seitan)
Mac & cheese
Hoppin' John (black eyed peas and rice dish)
Fried green tomatoes
Vidalia onion and bell pepper salad
Dessert: sweet potato pie
Five pounds later, I'm happy to say the meal was a tasty success!