@serenesurface-- I will have vegan guests over for Christmas this year too and I have been so worried about what to serve. I think I will actually just call them and ask them what they prefer. I don't want to buy vegan meats if they do not like them. Vegetable and starch dishes will be easy but I don't want to bore my guests with a bland and typical meal. I'm looking up some interesting and yummy vegan recipes for them. So far, I've found spinach casserole and caramelized squash. Both look very delicious.