Unfortunately I wasn’t able to stay for pumpkin pie after the Thanksgiving dinner in Kansas USA, but I did get a chance to have a couple of quick desserts or snacks before we went for a walk on the farm.
The paternal and maternal grandmothers had made some treats. One of them had made these Thanksgiving-themed drumsticks, which are pretzels wrapped in caramel and chocolate. Honestly I was stuffed from dinner, so I wasn’t in the mood for a candy bar type of treat, but I had one just because she wanted me to try it. I could have refused it in order to make a symbolic statement in favor of the animals, of course. Nothing wrong with that, but for me, it was less awkward to just try it and let her know that it’s very good, “tastes just like a Kit-Kat,”and move on.
The other grandmother had made these oatmeal peanut butter cookies which were not very sweet and were very nice actually. I had one of these. Was it a vegan cookie? No, I don’t think so. But it seemed like a recipe that could be easily veganized. As an animal advocate, I don’t see any benefit to animals, of refusing something like this. On top of that, I got the benefit of enjoying a very nice tasting peanut butter oatmeal cookie.
I’m trying to get some exercise each day to try to prevent diabetes for myself, so I suggested that everyone take a walk around the farm after dinner. Not everybody came with me for the walk but some of them did. It was beautiful outside, around 3:30 PM (prior to the sun setting). I will share some photos from our walk in the woods, with one of the farm cats following us all the way.