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Suggestions needed for vegetable-centric dish that travels well and keeps well (for funeral)

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I do seem to remember reading a good thread on a similar subject a while back, but all the threads I've managed to find through "search" seem to mostly focus on meatier dishes or other heavy pastas. The family has already received quite a few meaty, carby dishes and I understand that something with vegetable content would be very welcome.

I'd like to find a vegetable dish that would survive a four-hour drive in good form. Would y'all please help me brainstorm? My cooking noggin seems to be a little stymied at the moment. All I can think of are oven roasted mixed vegetables (which I've been making quite a lot) and tabbouleh.

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  1. I made stuffed cabbage with lentil de puys instead of meat for the vegetarian main at Thanksgiving, It was very well recieved (even by the turkey eaters) and kept very well - we just finished it up tonight for dinner. I think it would travel well in a shallow pan with a lid or covered with aluminum foil.

    1. One thing we always include for a dinner with lots of people that never goes out of style (it seems) is a pot of green beans cooked with potatoes or tomatoes & shallots and maybe either some pork or smoked turkey (we have non-pork eaters in the family). Always well received, I guess, because there are no surprises with this dish.

      A cold marinated vegetable salad is also a good choice; carrots, red onions, peas, celery, seeded cucumber, yellow squash and zucchini, halved cherry tomatoes and corn, etc. sprinkled with vegetable sea salt and marinated in a Vidalia onion or basil vinaigrette is simple & delicious

      1. For Thanksgiving I made a mess of roasted golden beets, chopped them, tossed them with a vinaigrette (heavy on vinegar, just a touch of oil), and some chopped parsley. Traveled beautifully.

        Also made a cabbage slaw (again with lots of vinegar and a touch of buttermilk) and it too traveled well. I added carrots, peppers and parsley as well, so was very nutritious.

        1. Gourmet's Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Scallions

          Orzotto With Zucchini & Pesto - Orzo Risotto - If you can do 5 or 10 minutes of cooking at your relatives, you can make this recipe ahead of time & finish up the last bit of cooking.

          This is a really good tabouleh recipe:

          Chard and Onion Omelet - Trouchia - can be cut into wedges and served at any temp.

          Moroccan-Spiced Parsnips

          Cooking Light's Citrus-Marinated Mushrooms

          You can also make a nice winter salad and toss it when you arrive. Here are a couple.
          Kale Salad With Pine Nuts, Currants & Parmesan
          Apple, Endive & Gorgonzola Salad

          Orzo with Everything is also a great make-ahead salad.

          Check out this webpage for some helpful tips:

          1. Savory Onion and Leek Tart

            Roasted Delicata Squash Salad

            Mushroom and Fennel Bread Pudding

            Celery Root and Squash Gratin

            Broccoli, Mushroom and Gouda Quiche

            1. These are really, really great suggestions. My tabbouleh (tabouli) dish got negged because the family is half Lebanese and very particular about their specific family version of tabbouleh, but thanks to you, I have lots of other dishes to think about. Many thanks.

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              1. re: cimui

                One more suggestion: Ina Garten's Roasted Veggie and Orzo salad with feta. It's delicious and holds well.

                1. re: ChristinaMason

                  Thank you! I'm kind of tempted at this point to make more than one dish. So many good options.