Today I got to play the part of the maestro in organising and executing a vegan Thanksgiving potluck, and around 30 wonderful people came along. That was amazing.
I came in my fancy attire, a tail coat and a bear button blue best. (It was a tad awkward at physio.) Someone thanked me for being pretty! I prepared a lot of food for it. The last time I put this much work into Thanksgiving it was to delight a friend while abroad in New Zealand, and it was comparably rewarding today.
So often I eat with others who don't share my perspective on animals, so it was exceptionally wonderful to, for one day, feast with many who do. For most people there, the perspective was the most natural thing in the world and that makes me feel really comfortable. Even some omnivorous friends of mine attended and enjoyed the food and that made me so happy. I really enjoy it when food that I love is received well by others.
I baked two Tofurkys, roasted some vegetables, baked a gluten-free pumpkin pie (which was so awesome it disappeared before I got to try any!), gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin biscuits, and gravy! I also brought soy milk and orange juice, vegan cheese wedges (Daiya!) and gluten-free bread, ice cream (So Delicious) a ton of serving utensils, and magic. It was stellar. My co-organisers and Guelphic best friend helped make everything run so smoothly, that I even eventually had time to eat!
Afterwards, a couple friends joined me at my place for Scott Pilgrim and we rocked out with our cups of Earl Grey Cream tea. =)
I am fortunate I get to share so much with such wonderful people.