This year, I celebrated by making myself some very fancy dishes…which I didn't like much, perhaps because I unaccountably lost my appetite for a few days and was just Eating to Live, which was just so pathetic I can't even describe it.
So I was thrown back on comfort food, in which pot pies played (and are still playing) a starring role. Here's the Almost All-American Pot Pie from the Veganomicon, which was really yummy. I used some seitan, but topped it up with reconstituted crumbs from the bottom of a couple of packets of Soy Curls, which was a good use for those crumbs and worked well in the pie (though I did have to add quite a lot of extra white wine, not a bad thing).
Then yesterday my mom and I both took over some shepherd's pie to Grandma Lulu's (mine vegan, hers not) and had supper there with her.
My pie recipe was a combination of the recipes from Vegan Planet and Veganomicon, with the addition of some cooked lentils from the freezer.
And, perhaps finally, tonight I thawed out some leftover corn and white bean stew, mixed it with the seitan pot pie leftovers, topped it with leftover Veganomicon pastry dough, and made another pie--not shown, for shame, though this pastiche of leftovers was the best of all...