First, Squeak – if I don’t hear from you soon, I’m going to have to pick another winner of the Appetite for Reduction giveaway!
I’m going to jump in the wayback machine for a few posts to show you guys some stuff I’ve been meaning to post for months.
Christmas, 2010. We got up early to see what Santa had left behind.
Jake sniffed his presents.
We wanted to stay at home, so we set the table and invited a few friends over for Christmas dinner. Also, I was leaving early the next day for a week, so any leftovers needed to be something Dave would eat. Our guests weren’t used to eating exotic stuff, so I kept everything pretty basic.
You can never go wrong with hummus.
I wanted to make stuffed mushrooms, the creamy gooey type that you wouldn’t think were vegan, so I modified this recipe, adding some nutritional yeast. Success! One guest said he wouldn’t have known they were vegan.
While we waited for dinner to come together, Jake entertained us by spazzing out on his catnip-filled Christmas tree toy.
Because I didn’t need leftovers, I went with a few side dishes for my meal.
Dave makes the best stuffing without even trying! This one had onions, garlic, celery, a few types of mushrooms, and lots of fresh herbs.
For this corn pudding, I used the recipe for Southwestern Corn Pudding from Veganomicon but took out all the southwestern ingredients. It turned out a little dry, but very tasty.
Braised greens, a la this post. This was less to add a side dish to the buffet, and more for me to pack some greens in mah belly before I left for my trip.
Dave made a big dish of scalloped potatoes for everyone else, so I put together a little baby portion of my own.
For dessert, I made the Gingerbread Apple Pie from Vegan With A Vengeance, which was recommended to me based not only on the flavor, but also the ease of preparation.
And easy it is! Rather than rolling out a crust, you press the dough into the bottom of the pie plate and pile everything else on. I will definitely be making this pie again.
Be back soon to tell you about the trip that I left for the next day!