Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ready for the Christmas Holiday!

Merry Christmas!

What is everyone planning for their big Christmas feast? Since we are staying in Oregon this year for Christmas instead of traveling back to Texas to visit family, we are having fun planning our meal.

Here's our menu:
  • Veganomicon's Cornmeal-masala Roasted Brussel Sprouts
  • Creamy Tomato Soup
  • Celine's Pumpkin Yeast Bread Rolls, with added cornmeal
  • Diet Dessert and Dogs' Tofu Fritata, with lots of good veggies!
  • Homemade Agave-sweetened Cranberry Sauce
  • Italian Cornmeal Cake, sweetened with all natural date sugar
  • The Happy Veganarian's Vegan Speculaas
  • Cinnamon Roll Biscuits, this time with a cinnamon-maple-fig filling
  • "Egg" Nog Spiced Smoothie
  • Dark Chocolate Bars for sweets! :)
Yummy, lots of leftovers expected!! We are so excited this year to stay here in Oregon and savor our all vegan meal, instead of being surrounded by non-vegan food and smelling the unappetizing meats. All vegan feast galore!What are all your plans for Christmas holidays? We recently attended a wonderful "Sound of Music" musical at our local theater, which got us into the joyful spirit of Christmas. We also plan to drive around and view the beautiful Christmas lights, as well as attend a Christmas Choir concert. Of course, we wouldn't want to miss all of those great classic holiday movies, such as "It's a Wonderful Life"! What is your favorite holiday movies? What is the one thing you most look forward to for the Christmas holidays?

Christmas can be a hectic time, especially if traveling is involved. This year seems to so far be a smoother, easy-going Christmas season. We also finished our gift shopping many weeks ago, mailed them all off in time, and beat the crazy crowds in the stores. Remember to slow down if Christmas gets to stressful! Christmas is more than just gifts and shopping and planning. Christmas is a time to relax, find comfort in family and friends, celebrate Christ's birth, and reflect on all the blessings God has given us.

May Love, Joy, and Peace dwell in your homes and hearts always!
Merry Christmas and God bless,


The Voracious Vegan said...

You've got such a fabulous menu, delicious!

On Wednesday we are running a 5k called the Jingle Bell Run, can't wait for that. Then on Thursday and Friday we are feasting like crazy, watching tons of xmas movies and opening presents. I love Christmas!

Ricki said...

What a stellar menu! We are also staying home this year, and I think it will be a fairly low-key event. I'm even thinking non-traditional foods (sort of like you guys--thanks for reminding me of that frittata!). Typically, I haven't planned the entire menu yet!

Hope you have a wonderful, warm, and very happy holiday! :)

Linda said...

Fantastic menu! Would have loved to have been there. :)