Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas dinner a day late...

We made Christmas aka winter solstice dinner a day late because we were busy messing around in the snow. Here are some of the things we had.

Garnet yams with maple cider glaze in puff pastry. This has a nice lemon flavor. Yum. I skipped the wash. I used Aussie brand puff pastry. I should have cooked the yams a bit more so they would be mushy.

Biscuits with a bunch of nutritional yeast added in.

Green Bean Casserole from Veg*ns are Friends not Food. It was nice and creamy and the croutons were really delicious. I made 1/2 a recipe and skipped the rosemary.

Basic Stuffing, nothing too exciting. I was going to make Guava's stuffing balls, but the stuffing was too stiff and unwieldy.

Mashed potatoes. Yeah, it's sort of obvious, but I wanted to make you hungry for them.

Squash Pie. I used Hubbard squash instead of pumpkin in the recipe from Voluptuous Vegan. Super dense and rich. This pie weighed a ton, but I like my pie really squashy. Hubbard is my all time favorite squash.

Is that enough food? Nope. There was also some cranberry sauce that wasn't cooperating w/ the camera. We made it instead of using the typical canned kind. To be honest, I like the canned kind. Next time I'm skipping the orange peel, other than that, I liked it a lot.
Partway through cooking we realized that we hadn't prepared seitan or something like that. We were way too burnt out at that point, so we skipped it.
After 12 days, we escaped yesterday! The roads were plowed - that snow wasn't going anywhere on it's own. Here are some pics from my walk with Kobie today. There is a huge dirty pile of snow from the plow on the right.

Here is the first of 2 hills from hell that we have to go down. That strange white spot in the middle is the road winding down the hill.

Peepa and the Judge are having some water together. They have their own water bowl, but they (like all of the cats) like to use Kobies bowl. Cats really freak me out when they synchronize their poses.


Zoey said...

Your dinner looks beautiful. All I fed my family for Christmas was cookies :)

I am glad to hear that the snow is melting/ getting cleared up there in Washington. It finally started melting in Oregon over the weekend and I was thrilled to get out of the house for a bit.

Lily Girl said...

Yay! I'm so glad you liked the green beans :) And we love the croutons too - I usually make more than the recipe calls for because I know we'll eat a third of them before they even make it on to the dish. Your whole holiday meal sounds delicious!

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

All of our snow was gone yesterday and I was thinking of taking a pic of the final tiny snow pile, but when I woke up today it was snowing again :-/ and now we have a few inches. Grrr.

All of you food looks delicious. You've got me hungry for those biscuits!!! I just might have to make some to snack on.

Do Peepa and Judge have tails? I have a manx with just a little stub tail. I love watching her wag it when she is annoyed... cuuuute.

River said...

Wow those yam things look so yummy and pretty! Everything looks so delicious, especially the green been casserole and the stuffing. I'm a cubed dried bread fanatic!

Aww, synchronized kitties! How cute! Happy New Year to you, Andy and all the four legged ones!

Anonymous said...

What a dinner! Nom,nom,nom!
I'm glad you are free again! The snow looked like fun though...>:o)
Peepa and The Judge look adorable drinking together!
Happy New Year to you all!

Felicity said...

Glad you have escaped from snow jail. All the food looks yummm!

Emma said...

the food looks delish, especially your hubbard pie! :D

For the Love of Guava said...

aww.. no balls for bethany eh... next time sister!

The spread still looks UH-mayzeeing...

mm... stuffing and green bean casserole! ( I just tried the tofutti version from Yeah That Vegan Shit... will post about it shortly!!)