Thanksgiving Road Trip

This year we are heading to my sister's farm in Middleburg, VA – about 5 hours from Rye, NY (on Thanksgiving morning make that 6 hours).  That means a road-tip. Dust off the van (new tires!),  load it with food for the trip and food and wine for the visit, and add my almost 90-year-old mother, and our 30-something son and daughter.

Now for the road trip food. Since we are leaving at 6:30 am, driving through Manhattan to pick up one passenger, and then hitting the GW bridge, we will need breakfast, snacks and beverages.  This is a snacking group – so lots of snacks.


Whole Wheat and Everything bagels fresh from the bakery (picked up on the way). Spread with our own version of veggie cream cheese (Tofutti Cream cheese with chopped fresh herbs, tiny dices of scallions, celery, carrot, cucumber) or with whipped sweet potatoes.

Mini-Crustless Tofu Quiches courtesy of Fat Free Vegan.

Arnold's Whole-Wheat Sandwich Rounds (low-calorie, high-fiber) with almond butter and lo-sugar, fruit only strawberry spread.

Vegan Muffins


Hummus with pretzel crisps and toasted pita wedges.

Nuts! almonds, pecans, walnuts

Trail Mix

Fresh Popcorn – sprinkled with a crunchy salt substitute and/or Old Bay Seasoning


Thermoses of hot coffee and green tea, and a cooler with Water – plain & flavored – and Iced tea

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