Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving, News, and Pumpkin!

Since my last post, I've been working on my current situation (and then some)...As best as I could.

And guess what?

A day job.  Now I will not specify what it is other than the fact that I'm grateful that I have achieved it.
Which leads me to what I'm thankful for....

First and foremost I am thankful for being alive, and in pretty decent health (last I checked anyhow).  
I'm thankful for my friends, my family, my readers, my personal trainer...The fact that I have a roof over my head, food in my fridge (and belly), that I have an AWESOME recruiter for helping me find this job...For this equally AWESOME company that will be putting me under their wings....And so much more.

Anyways, I had volunteered to bring a dessert to my parents Thanksgiving....And no, my family doesn't do it the traditional way with the turkey and the fixings.  We do it via Taiwanese Hot Pot...Which is in and of a feast itself.

Although next year I may or may not volunteer to do the Turkey...We shall see.

Vegan Pumpkin Mousse

A can and a half of pumpkin (approx 3.5 cups?)
Half a pint of the Tofutti Sour Cream
Half of the extra soft tofu
Maple Syrup (I eyed that out as well)
And approx a table spoon of pumpkin spice seasoning
Gingersnap cookies (I cheated and used Whole Foods Gingersnap cookies)

Combine all together either using a food processor or a hand blender...Tho' in my case I decided to use a whisk.  I mixed it all together until the ingredients were well blended.  

Refrigerate the mix for a few hours and when you are ready to serve, crumble the ginger snap cookies on a fine layer on the bottom, then cover with the mousse...And top it off with whipped cream and some more ginger snap cookies.  

I tasted *almost* like pumpkin pie...The ginger snap cookies gave the right sweet and spice mixture with the mousse.

Considering that I didn't directly follow a recipe...Feel free to add to your taste and go with your instincts in flavor and texture.

On that note, I forgot to add another item that I am thankful for.

I am thankful for all that odds that were, have and probably will be against me.  Why?
Because they make me stronger, better, and wiser.


  1. Yay to you for getting a new job and still have enough time to cook delicious food! :)

  2. Dear Amy, I celebrate your personal achievement (work). Thanks for the new recipe and wise reflections on the post.

    A big hug here in Brazil. Good luck and be happy!

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