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.