No secret here - huge, huge fan of Veggie Grill's menu + the addiction has been real for some time. Now, their Thanksgiving spread is hands down my favorite plant-based meal I've had. Like, ever. It was such a treat to work with the team at Veggie Grill to host an intimate group of Mamas. A little bit of wine, a little bit of vegan roast (incredible) + lots of laughs with stories of parenting in the wild. Lyndsey Yeomans opened her incredible Cal Heights home and her images of the night are some of my favorite yet. Scroll through for details about the menu, the simple decor (thank you Joanna Gaines + Target) and the details that make for a relaxed gathering. Enjoy!
We started prep about 3 hours before guests arrived (and turned on the oven immediately - more on that soon). The linens were a mix of Magnolia's Hearth and Hand line and favorites from Hen House Linens. Prayer candles are so easy and so cheap - I dressed these up a bit with fabric linen. A mix of gourds and small pumpkins lined the table with additional accents from Michael's and Home Goods. To keep the tone informal and inviting, I pulled everyday dishware from Anthropolgie.
Okay so back to the incredible, plant-based, super family pleasing meal from Veggie Grill. They spoiled everyone with ready-to-cook Holiday Roast, Thanksgiving Porcini Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Mashed Yams + Cauli-mashed Potatoes and Cranberry Sauce. All of it was packaged and ready to go at their local restaurant. All I needed was an oven to make everything come to life. All the dishes were flavorful and worthy of a 2nd trip down the serving line.
There isn't a better time than now to simply rejoice in the company of friends and family. The bonds between parents in particular can be "life-giving", as my pal Johanna once sweetly put it.
Until the next one.... <3