Vampire Thanksgiving

Spice and caramel scented candles

Fresh flowers

A nice bit of Bourbon


Zinfandel and Cabernet

Roasted hazelnuts and cashews

Strong cheese

A turkey in the smoker outside

Mixed blood of musicians and free thinkers

Pumpkin and butternut squash soup

Swiss chard with bacon

An caramelized onion tart with a ground walnut crust

Tart apples and pomegranates.

And a table set with old silver and old friends.


Our feast will be simple this year but the main courses will be good conversation and the joy of being together for no reason other than to enjoy each the company of those we love. Be it two or twenty – the goal is the same.

As a rule we don’t have our guests for dinner. It isn’t the way of our Vampire culture, so feel free to drop by (it will be safe.)

Garrett is bringing a few friends home from college to join us – a brother and sister who grew up in boarding schools and have no family near.  Of course all of my brothers, my parents, and quite a few friends are coming. There will be many stories to tell and many more to hear.

I’ll try to cover the entire holiday season starting right now. So more to come… there will be a few glitches but you know how it is being a busy Vampire mom.


~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

lights candles

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.