Celebrate the Harvest Vegetarian Dinner

Celebrate the Harvest Veg

Recently in my area I have seen advertisements for community Celebrate the Harvest dinners. They all feature meat as the main part of the meal. When I think of harvest I think of fruit and vegetables. I decided to have a Vegetarian Celebrate the Harvest Dinner. My husband is very busy this time of year (harvest) so I prepared and ate this dinner with my parents.

This menu is a combination of easy and quite a bit of effort. The place cards were very easy – card stock with Chinese lanterns. The dessert was easy since I used puffed pastry and I enhanced vanilla ice cream instead of making my own pumpkin ice cream from scratch. I made the soup the night before. The biggest effort of this meal was the homemade ravioli. I started with a Hubbard squash and cooked it down the night before. I also made my own ravioli dough. (see menu and recipes below)

Menu

  • Leaf Lettuce Salad with Apples, New York Cheddar Cheese, and Grape Vinaigrette – I did not like the Roasted Grape Vinaigrette recipe I used because of the garlic so I will not share the recipe. It tasted more of garlic than grape.
  • French Potage with Pistou
  • Hubbard Squash Ravioli in Apple Cider Reduction - I used Hubbarb Squash instead of butternut, used this ravioli dough instead of gyoza wrappers, I would not use the parsley again, and used a cider reduction instead of adding broth. I had shaved Parmesan to use as garnish but in the heat of the moment I forgot to use it.
  • Apple Tart with Pumpkin Ice Cream – I used this recipe for the apple tart but I made mine smaller and did not look at the photo when placing my apples so mine is not as cute. For the Pumpkin Ice Cream I took 28 oz of softened Haagen Daas Vanilla Ice Cream and added 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg. It was delicious!

New York Harvest Salad

New York Harvest Salad

French Potage with Pistou

Leek Potato Carrot Soup

Hubbard Squash Ravioli in Apple Cider Reduction

Squash Ravioli

Apple Tart with Pumpkin Ice Cream

Apple Tart with Pumpkin Ice Cream

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7 Responses to Celebrate the Harvest Vegetarian Dinner

  1. Mary Lee says:

    It looks and sounds delicious! Nice idea to make a vegetarian harvest dinner. We just returned from the Adirondack’s and one of the couples with us were vegetarians so after our raft ride on the Hudson River we had an included dinner and they served an incredible vegetable lasagna. They included squash chunks, potatoes, green beans, cheeses and probably other vegetables I can’t remember. It was yummy!

  2. bentodays says:

    This looks delicious! Great job!

  3. So lovely and yummy! Thanks! :)

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