It’s that time again, and we couldn’t be more excited! We’re ready to take your Thanksgiving pie and meal orders. Give us a call! 503.477.5916
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You can officially start calling today to place orders for you holiday pumpkin pies! Tomorrow I will also post our other Thanksgiving offerings after we finalize it all this afternoon.
This year we will have available for pre-order:
Pumpkin Pie (made with spelt flour as always) $12 (serves 8 – 10, or 2 depending on the size of your stomach)
Oregon Berry Crisp (this is gluten free!) $12 (serves eight )
Shoofly Pie (Amish molasses crumb pie, Lisa’s favorite!) $12
Pumpkin Cheesecake (made with spelt, serves 10-12) $35
Our famous Dinner Rolls (very glutinous, one dozen) $5
We will also have limited supplies of Apple Pie, Pecan Pie, and Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie, on a first come first serve basis.
Oh, Holidays, we are so excited to see you!
I’m a big enough person to admit it, I FAILED miserably at blogging every day. I will also admit that I was seriously kidding myself with pretending I was going to be able to blog through Thanksgiving week. The upside to that is, it means we were REALLY busy! I don’t think we could have squeezed in many more orders for Thanksgiving stuff than we got, and we had a lot of fun putting it all together this year. I have such a wonderful and amazing group of employees right now, I get that weird heart swelling feeling in my chest when I think about how hard they work and what a great job they do and how much I love them all. Spending an insanely busy 13 hour day in the kitchen with them was by far my favorite part of the holiday!
We couldn’t have made it happen without Katie M.’s amazing ability to bake anything and everything, Katie B.’s willingness to take on any task, no matter what, and to get it right on the first try, and Erica’s tenacity and lack of fear at starting a new job during the craziest week of the year (seriously, she kicked ass). Ben and John came in for their wholesale shift and spent the whole day making pumpkin pies and cheesecakes instead without a single complaint, and John smiled the whole time and Ben entertained all of us with silly questions.
The real stars of the show ended up being my front end staff – Riley, Bobby and Jeff. If there is one thing I will change for next year, it’s adding an extra person up there – they worked all day with barely any breaks and kept smiles on their faces through all of it. Anyone who works customer service knows, when it’s REALLY busy and you don’t get even a second between customers to stop and breathe, it takes a whole lot of energy to keep smiling and stay upbeat. Those three made it happen, all day. Poor Bobby was wrecked after non-stop sandwich making, and Jeff stayed 3 extra hours, just to help and make sure people got breaks.
Ms. Katie Marggraf managed to take a few pictures during all of the craziness, so here is a photo rundown of our Thanksgiving.
(This next photo was taken by Josh Hooten, and I will ask his permission to use it later today, I swear.)
We may be busy with Thanksgiving, but our regular work doesn’t stop! Did you know people get born around holidays? I have a little sad spot in my heart for those people born close to Christmas who just get one birthday/Christmas gift.
I’ve been dying to post this photo, and I know Katie B. is gonna come in here on her day off and kill me for it, but how can you resist this face?!
Hope everyone had a great Holiday, and for everyone that ordered from us, a huge THANK YOU for helping us to save the lives of some turkeys this year. They can’t say it, but I know they appreciate it! Because I speak gobble.
As a bonus, here is a picture of my Thanksgiving meal, cooked by Michelle Herbivore and Kile California (Kile, I just named you that) which was every bit as delicious as it looks. (Photo by Josh Hooten)
Here it is! I can’t wait to eat delicious vegan Thanksgiving food!!
Some extra info:
Pumpkin pie serves 8.
Peach Cobbler serves 8.
Dinner rolls come in packs of 1 dozen.(If you don’t pick yours up on time I will immediately eat them, these are my absolute favorite)
Seitan Roast serves 6-8.
The Combo deal is meant to serve 6-8 people, kind of depending on how much other food you make to go with it.
The recipes that come with the combo will be in a little zine format, and will be a compilation of favorite side dishes from lots of people here at the mini-mall. Like Michelle Herbivore’s Brussel Sprouts with Maple glazed nuts, or Jeff Sweetpea’s Three Corn Casserole. Thanks to my friend and loyal customer Paul for suggesting we include recipes for side dishes!
We are also limiting our regular special order option from Nov 20th – 26th, so if you need a cake or cupcakes please call as early as you can, so we can walk you though what we will be able to accommodate at that time.
Our hours on Nov 24th will be 8am-6pm and Nov 25th 8am-12pm (noon).
I’ve been waiting for this month for so long! I think I probably just start waiting for November in January every year. I know not everyone gets into holidays, but I had a childhood full or warm, cozy, full-bellied, grandma hug, overly decorated holidays and I look forward to them every year.
This year is extra exciting, since I signed this blog up for Vegan MOFO, I get to write about food and veganism (almost) every day this month. I’m even taking a trip to Austin this month for my sister’s bridal shower (I mean, FINALLY Julie, 8 years of dating is long enough) so I’m hoping to chronicle some new food and baked goods that have happened since I lived there. I even booked my trip an extra day longer than I needed so I was sure I’d have time to go eat at Bouldin Creek, and eat my fill of The Predictable.
I’ll also be posting some recipes, and lots of pictures of new stuff we’ve been working on at the bakery. Can’t wait! What an awesome way to make this holiday a little more fun.
Later today or tomorrow I’ll be posting all of our Thanksgiving pre-order information. We’ll be taking orders starting today! If you get it out of the way now, you can scratch it off of your mental to-do list, leaving more room to remember that I want a tofu-press for christmas.