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2011-11-18 02:43:17 PM

Sybarite: God forbid people try to be inclusive of their friends and family who don't eat meat.


I would hope that God would forbid it, if He is a just and wise God.
 
2011-11-18 02:43:37 PM
As a vegetarian I would never expect any host to make anything out of the ordinary for me...I either eat sides or bring a frozen lasagna or something. Its rude to expect anyone to work around your eating habits..
 
2011-11-18 02:43:41 PM
How f*cking spoiled are you as a human being if you are presented (what is for most of humanity) an improbably large meal that took several hours to prepare and STILL have the ability to say "it's not what I like to eat"?

/eat meat, you farking hippies
 
2011-11-18 02:43:44 PM
"Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter-faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn....[They] are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food."

Amen, brother Bourdain, amen.
 
2011-11-18 02:43:52 PM

sinschild: Sybarite: God forbid people try to be inclusive of their friends and family who don't eat meat.

why would anyone have friends who don't eat meat? What could you possibly have in common with a herbivore?

I could understand if you wanted to refer to them as "pets", but not friends or family.


It's good to know that you're a gigantic dickhead on every topic, and not just OWS.
 
2011-11-18 02:45:00 PM

TheDumbBlonde: "...considering using butter substitute this year...".

How about no?


How about yes. Save your bacon grease and use that instead.
 
2011-11-18 02:46:40 PM
Bacon.

The answer is more bacon.
 
2011-11-18 02:47:01 PM
my cousin decided to be a vegan last year. we have three parts of the family that get together, so it ended up being two parts of the family bringing all of thanksgiving, and 1 part family bringing a whole separate (and disgusting, I tried the dishes) vegan thanksgiving.

This is the same cousin who no less than 5 years ago, insisted we have a ham because she doesn't like turkey.

sigh.
 
2011-11-18 02:47:08 PM
I'd bet that something like 110% of you who are getting your panties in a bunch over the suggestion that you use margarine instead of butter already use margarine instead of butter, and have done so all your lives.
 
2011-11-18 02:47:18 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Until you have the newly-vegan-and-lesbian college student make a tearful prayer for the soul of the murdered turkey, you haven't really had an awkward Thanksgiving.



My brother in law is a hard-core treehugger. A couple years ago at family Thanksgiving, he was eating his tofurkey (really), and lecturing everyone about how bad it is to eat animals, and how he'd "seen the light" and we all should embrace his new way of living. I put up with it for about ten minutes, watching him eat dessert, and then told him exactly how the jello he just had a second helping of is made.

He spent half an hour in the bathroom making himself throw up, and I haven't been asked to attend the family Thanksgiving dinner since.
 
2011-11-18 02:47:19 PM

RexTalionis: These tips aren't for vegetarians. These tips are for vegans. I don't think many vegetarians really care about marshmellows or butter usage.


This

I use real butter in quite a few dishes and on Thanksgiving there's always a dozen things to eat besides turkey.


/Never had tofurky, but I'm slightly curious about how it tastes
 
2011-11-18 02:47:40 PM

Oh FFS....


Marshmallows.


There is no "e" in the word anywhere. Not one.

The word comes from the confection's original flavoring source (before they were produced commercially).

/pet peeve
 
2011-11-18 02:48:21 PM

Mavent: I'd bet that something like 110% of you who are getting your panties in a bunch over the suggestion that you use margarine instead of butter already use margarine instead of butter, and have done so all your lives.


my vegan cousin refuses to eat margarine too. apparently there's some sort of vegan substitute.
 
2011-11-18 02:48:34 PM

Smeggy Smurf: TheDumbBlonde: "...considering using butter substitute this year...".

How about no?

How about yes. Save your bacon grease and use that instead.



bacon grease is awsome
 
2011-11-18 02:49:03 PM
Let them eat dirt.
 
2011-11-18 02:49:05 PM

Mavent: I'd bet that something like 110% of you who are getting your panties in a bunch over the suggestion that you use margarine instead of butter already use margarine instead of butter, and have done so all your lives.


It says butter on the box, is there some kind of conspiracy?
 
2011-11-18 02:49:12 PM

Timmy the Tumor: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Until you have the newly-vegan-and-lesbian college student make a tearful prayer for the soul of the murdered turkey, you haven't really had an awkward Thanksgiving.


My brother in law is a hard-core treehugger. A couple years ago at family Thanksgiving, he was eating his tofurkey (really), and lecturing everyone about how bad it is to eat animals, and how he'd "seen the light" and we all should embrace his new way of living. I put up with it for about ten minutes, watching him eat dessert, and then told him exactly how the jello he just had a second helping of is made.

He spent half an hour in the bathroom making himself throw up, and I haven't been asked to attend the family Thanksgiving dinner since.


Should have continued to make him throw up. Would have made him starve to death.
 
2011-11-18 02:49:38 PM
My favorite response to this is the sign I saw at a bbq joint:

"yes, we serve vegetarians... Cows are vegetarians"
 
2011-11-18 02:50:34 PM
I don't trust people who do not eat meat so they would never be invited to my house.
 
2011-11-18 02:50:43 PM
There is always plenty of non-meat stuff at thanksgiving dinner. If you don't want to eat meat, that's fine, but try and tell me I shouldn't eat meat and you can shut right the hell up. I have a couple of vegetarian friends who are cool about it, they don't like meat, fine, there's stuff I don't like too, but I have a few vegetarian ex-friends who couldn't stop spewing propaganda and guilt trips, ironically just making me crave meat even more.
 
2011-11-18 02:50:52 PM
you can't make cornbread without lard
and no farking sugar in cornbread
 
2011-11-18 02:51:15 PM

RexTalionis: These tips aren't for vegetarians. These tips are for vegans. I don't think many vegetarians really care about marshmellows or butter usage.


That's what I was thinking too. I actually did have a vegetarian friend come over for Thanksgiving one year, and the only thing I did differently than usual was to not cook the stuffing inside the turkey, so that she could eat the stuffing. She was thrilled that I remembered and cheerfully ate some of everything but the turkey.
 
2011-11-18 02:52:33 PM
Thanks to Congress, all vegetarians attending my Thanksgiving dinner are on notice that they will be eating pizza. And there will be meat on it. That is my vegetarian gift to them.
 
2011-11-18 02:52:42 PM

sweetmelissa31: I really love that cranberry sauce that retains the shape of the can.


When I was very young, in the low single digits, my family was dirt-poor. And that was the stuff that was on our thanksgiving table, so it's what I learned to like, and it's kind of sentimental for me, too. You just got a notch more adorable, in my book.

So, Fark you, TheDumbBlonde, people like things for all sorts of reasons, you pretentious ass.
 
2011-11-18 02:52:43 PM
You can have my meat when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.

They may take our lives, but they'll never take... MY HAM SANDWICH!!!!!

And so forth.

/If you want to ignore that we evolved as omnivores, fine. More power to you. Long as you recognize that I have not and likely will never make that decision.
//Seriously. I've known two vegetarians. One was cool with other folks eating meat around her. The other was an obnoxious prick that if I could have gotten away with popping her in the mouth, I would have.
///One was in middle school, the other was a former co-worker. Guess which was which.
////CSB
 
2011-11-18 02:53:02 PM
Vegetarian's tips for how you should adapt your Thanksgiving meal to their diet

I like your headline, subby.

/vegan
 
2011-11-18 02:53:16 PM

Mavent: I'd bet that something like 110% of you who are getting your panties in a bunch over the suggestion that you use margarine instead of butter already use margarine instead of butter, and have done so all your lives.


Ants eat butter, but do not eat margarine. I will and always have used butter. It is more healthy for you.
 
2011-11-18 02:53:22 PM

Katie98_KT: my vegan cousin refuses to eat margarine too. apparently there's some sort of vegan substitute.


Exactly. Yeah, there's a shiat-ton of other dishes prepared for the Thanksgiving meal in most (at least my family's) traditions, BUT there's milk, cream, or butter, or cheese, or god forbid honey in every-farking-thing. There's always SOMETHING in the ingredients that they will refuse to eat.... Something.
 
2011-11-18 02:53:29 PM
noobstore.com

There, adaptation done. Now pass me some bacon wrapped turkey and don't you dare skip on the suffer- err, stuffing...
 
2011-11-18 02:53:53 PM
There are no vegetarians or vegans in my family.

If there were, I would try to provide something beyond mashed potatoes, special dressing/stuffing (we cook it separately anyways), broccoli, and salad. Maybe try a baked ziti as someone else mentioned.

I use cream and butter in my mashed potatoes though, and I've never attempted to make a gravy from vegetable broth, though I am sure it's easy with corn starch, I just prefer the roux+pan drippings route.

I'm putting my foot down this year though on my mother in law by having Thanksgiving at my place. That way, she won't prepare a 20lb turkey AND a 15lb ham for 6-8 people, plus stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, mashed sweet potatoes baked with a brown sugar/pecan topping, salad, rolls, and 3 different pies and 2 different ice creams.

Yes, we sound fat, but all of us are under 200 lbs, except my F-I-L, but he's under 250. She came from a family that did prep for 20+ people.
 
2011-11-18 02:53:57 PM
FTFA: Even if you are not hosting a vegetarian this Thanksgiving, why not have an all-vegetarian meal? Vegetarian is very chic after all!


Tell you what, sweetie. I will be open-minded and go 100% vegan at Thanksgiving this year....if you're open minded enough to eat a normal meat-filled Thanksgiving. Deal?
 
2011-11-18 02:54:11 PM

apoptotic: RexTalionis: These tips aren't for vegetarians. These tips are for vegans. I don't think many vegetarians really care about marshmellows or butter usage.

That's what I was thinking too. I actually did have a vegetarian friend come over for Thanksgiving one year, and the only thing I did differently than usual was to not cook the stuffing inside the turkey, so that she could eat the stuffing. She was thrilled that I remembered and cheerfully ate some of everything but the turkey.


Do you make your own stuffing? We always do and I just make a batch with vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and everybody eats both without complaint. They all like it and it really doesn't taste different from the other dressing, it only tastes different from the stuffing cooked in the bird.
 
2011-11-18 02:54:38 PM

sweetmelissa31: CitizenTed: The way I see it, if I can quietly accept the bland, nasty gluten-free cous-cous and tempeh crap that vegans serve when I visit them,

Gluten free is for celiacs. Maybe you've never visited a vegan or a celiac?


A large number (probably a majority at this point) of the people who eat gluten-free diets think that gluten is some sort of evil inflicted upon the world.
 
2011-11-18 02:54:41 PM
I have a friend who is like the anti-vegan, She is a somewhat older lady in a wheel chair. She prefers her read meat raw, not rare, but completely uncooked. I would love to see her and vegan eat at the same time.
 
2011-11-18 02:54:45 PM

Fail in Human Form:
/Never had tofurky, but I'm slightly curious about how it tastes


It's alright, nothing spectacular, but not bad. Re-heated leftovers are crap though, so be sure to either finish it off or feed whatever's left to the pets/wildlife.
 
2011-11-18 02:54:49 PM
every single holiday a goddanm vegan food artical gets greenlight and it's the same argument again, i think it's a conspirecy
 
2011-11-18 02:55:29 PM

EatHam: I don't know what anyone's problem is, at my Thanksgiving, there is one meat (turkey) and like 30 other things, plus pie and booze. You would have to be one farked up vegetarian to go hungry or have a bad time.


For *some* vegans, the veganism is 90% about being smug and whiny, and 10% about ethical eating.
 
2011-11-18 02:55:45 PM
What? These mutherfarkers want to eat healthy? Aww Hell naw.

LOL. This is more proof that human beings will ALWAYS find a reason to seperate into little groups.
 
2011-11-18 02:56:01 PM

sweetmelissa31: CitizenTed: The way I see it, if I can quietly accept the bland, nasty gluten-free cous-cous and tempeh crap that vegans serve when I visit them,

Gluten free is for celiacs. Maybe you've never visited a vegan or a celiac?


In Bellingham we have more vegans per square mile than San Francisco does. I can assure you that 89.924% of vegans also eat gluten-free because they think they need to.
 
2011-11-18 02:56:03 PM
WorldCitizen: Most vegetarians don't care about butter. I think gelatin (what's in marshmellows) is a bit more troubling as it's made out of skin and bones which animals tend not to give up quite as easily as their milk.

Those are the waste products from producing meat. They don't kill animals to make gelatin, they're killing the animals anyway and would throw that stuff away if there wasn't a use for it.
 
2011-11-18 02:57:10 PM

meanmutton: A large number (probably a majority at this point) of the people who eat gluten-free diets think that gluten is some sort of evil inflicted upon the world.


Indeed. At least in the US, the "gluten-free" craze has pretty much nothing to do with folks with bona fide Celiacs and everything to do with idiots that think that gluten is bad for you.
 
2011-11-18 02:57:14 PM
The whole point of Thanksgiving is to eat turkey, you farking dummy. Save your exotic bullshiat for Christmas eve dinner.
 
2011-11-18 02:57:17 PM

Fail in Human Form: /Never had tofurky, but I'm slightly curious about how it tastes


My people invented tofu. I consider Tofurkey to be an insult.
 
2011-11-18 02:57:18 PM

Kant Lavar: You can have my meat when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.



Meh. Cold human hand meat isn't all that appealing.
Can I gnaw on your still-twitching femur instead?
 
2011-11-18 02:57:52 PM
I wonder how "I ONLY eat meat, can you make sure to have a few options for me?" would go over?
 
2011-11-18 02:58:07 PM
If I want a vegetarian Thanksgiving I'll just order a pizza
 
2011-11-18 02:58:16 PM

CapeFearCadaver: Katie98_KT: my vegan cousin refuses to eat margarine too. apparently there's some sort of vegan substitute.

Exactly. Yeah, there's a shiat-ton of other dishes prepared for the Thanksgiving meal in most (at least my family's) traditions, BUT there's milk, cream, or butter, or cheese, or god forbid honey in every-farking-thing. There's always SOMETHING in the ingredients that they will refuse to eat.... Something.


yep. I have no problem making my dishes vegetarian. That's easy. We often eat "vegetarian" meals, simply for price and variety. But vegan? Nothing is vegan.
 
2011-11-18 02:58:31 PM

James10952001: WorldCitizen: Most vegetarians don't care about butter. I think gelatin (what's in marshmellows) is a bit more troubling as it's made out of skin and bones which animals tend not to give up quite as easily as their milk.

Those are the waste products from producing meat. They don't kill animals to make gelatin, they're killing the animals anyway and would throw that stuff away if there wasn't a use for it.


I was under the (admittedly vague) impression that most gelatin products aren't made from animal bones and what not anymore because it was cheaper to make it another way. I could be totally wrong about that, though.
 
2011-11-18 02:58:34 PM
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2011-11-18 02:58:37 PM
We invited some friends over and they told us they were vegans. It was fun coming up with a vegan menu.

/They were our friends and we wanted to spend time with them. What we ate wasn't important.
 
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