Happy day after day after Christmas! I hope everyone had a good one. We’ve been at bf’s mom’s house since Wednesday afternoon, just chilling out and spending time with his family. I packed up a whole bunch of food to get me through four days away from home. The big party here is on Christmas Eve, and I wanted to keep things simple food-wise. Ever since Thanksgiving I’ve been thinking of those “leftover sandwiches” people make, so I made my own version. I started with bread on Sunday, made in the bread machine.
I used a recipe for Whole Wheat Bread that came with the machine, and subbed half the flour with spelt flour, quinoa flour, oats and wheat germ for greater grain variety. This was a very tasty bread – perfect for sandwiches and SO good as toast.
The sandwich insides were spinach, tofurkey, vegan cream cheese and cranberry sauce. I toasted this one in a pan.
Here’s a better picture of a test-run sandwich I made a couple days before. This one also had red onion and pickles and was heated in my sandwich press.
To go on the side I made coleslaw with dried cranberries and pecans. I originally wanted to make broccoli slaw, but I didn’t anticipate that they don’t sell broccoli slaw out here! Must be a southern thing.
I also made orange-ginger mashed yams. I roasted baby sweet potatoes and yams with shallots, garlic & ginger then mashed with a bit of orange juice.
I was going to take a picture of my plate, but I was getting enough weird looks for having a sandwich at Christmas Eve Dinner, so I abstained.
For dessert, I made Pumpkin Whoopie Pies again, by request.
I haven’t met a person yet who doesn’t love these. I used canned pumpkin instead of fresh this time, so there was a little less than two cups. I also baked them about ten minutes longer, since last time they were so soft that they stuck to the plate. They were just a bit crunchy on the outside but still super soft on the inside. So good.
I hope everyone had a great holiday! Santa was quite good to me. Kitchen related presents received were Vegan Lunchbox, Vegan Fire & Spicy, a cast iron skillet, cast iron pizza pan, stock pot, large flat-bottomed saute pan, rice cooker, and a julienne peeler. I am so excited to try all my new toys, thanks Santa!