A Vampire Thanksgiving (and we’re not having our guests for dinner)

My husband’s mother had a deep set belief that there was something morally wrong with a woman who could not cook. She equated not being able to cook with being a prostitute.

In fact she once said (according to my husband) “If you’re going to marry a woman who can’t cook you might as well marry a whore. At least she’d be good at something.”

Actually I doubt if she ever said that out loud but I know she thought it.

Thanksgiving is coming up.

As Vampires we can still have the “Over the river and through the woods” experience. Our homes can be cozy retreats for family and friends giving thanks. We can still watch the never ending football games and take walks in the woods. We do crossword puzzles, play board games, drink too much and indulge in whatever family fun takes our fancy. We’ll watch some movies (but nothing sucks as bad as Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter).

We can still have dinner (the picture above IS NOT my family but it still makes me feel all warm and fuzzy).

We can have guests for dinner if we want. We have in the past, but this year we won’t (because our guests know we’re Vampires and they aren’t people we, you know…whatever).

Thanksgiving Menu

  • Grilled Rare Medallions of Elk
  • Root Vegetable Dressing
  • Baked Apples
  • Low Sugar/Sugar Free Cranberry sauce
  • Chard and Kale with Walnuts and Rosemary
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
  • An Assortment of California Red Wines
  • Cocktails
  • Cold Herbed Blood

We haven’t decided on desert yet. If you have any suggestions let me know. Also if you want to know how to make any of this stuff ask the girl pictured above…just kidding. Let ME know and I’ll post recipes. Maybe I’ll just post them anyway.

More to come on Thanksgiving and Family Fun with your favorite Vampires!

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

And if you’re in Sacramento, California for the holidays don’t forget to check out the Norman Rockwell Exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum – November 2012 – February 2013.


  1. The menu sounds delectable. I can’t imagine what to suggest for dessert, as I imagine most have too much sugar for a vampire.

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