There was a last minute decision to change the entire menu the night before. Unfortunately, this was decided while enjoying a few silk nog/bourbon beverages (a very good, but very sneaky drink). So, I was at a slight, er... "disadvantage" in the morning. I played through the pain... ;)
Here's the chronology:
Pumpkin pie crust.
Pumpkin pie going in the oven.
Blocks O' Tofu.
Tofu going in smoker box with hickory wood.
Brussel Sprouts, Carrots, Potatoes & Green Beans all prepped.
There were lots of carrot peels...
Pumpkin Pie coming out of the oven
Smoked Tofu, pan-fried, later stuffed with mushrooms and roasted garlic
Potatoes to be mashed with Roasted Garlic
Fingerling Potatoes going in the oven
and now, a palate cleansing look at the table, the calm before the storm
From the left
From the right
Bakelite silverware and table
Braised Carrots and Brussel Sprouts out of the oven.
Cranberries (cranberries, brown sugar, orange juice, ginger, cinnamon, bourbon, salt and pepper).
Touch of Grace Biscuits.
Roasted Fingerling Potato and Green Bean Salad with Maple Syrup Vinaigrette.
Main plate: Hickory Smoked Tofu stuffed with Marsala Mushrooms and Smoked Garlic / Braised Carrots / Braised Brussel Sprouts / Mashed Potatoes and Gravy / Wild Rice Stuffing.
A different angle, you can see the Wild Rice Stuffing underneath the tofu a little better.