My weekend in a nutshell: so much incredible vegan food, and SO MUCH CHRISTMAS!
And I had takeout from the Walnut Grille:
This was the Nutty Tofu and it was SO GOOD. The texture of the tofu was absolutely spot-on and the contrast with the nutty crust just made it so much fun to eat. I really, really enjoyed this.
I also got a start on the treats we’re going to be giving to our neighbors:
Chocolate-covered pretzel rods with toasted coconut sprinkled over them. I’m going to do some with crushed candy canes and some with crushed pistachios too! I’ll post a picture of the final product when it’s ready for gifting.
Then on Sunday, H and I celebrated Christmas with his family. We did it early this year because not all of us will be able to be together on Wednesday.
It really felt like Christmas Day! We did breakfast and presents in the morning, then family dinner in the evening.
For appetizers, it was requested that I bring my homemade hummus and I was happy to oblige! I even dressed this one up in festive red, green, and white (smoked paprika, za’atar, and pine nuts!).
And after dinner, I got the gift I wanted most–a Patriots victory over the Ravens. Sidenote: I loathe and despise the Ravens.
Our “fake” Christmas felt really real, so it’s kind of funny to think that tomorrow and Wednesday are the actual holiday. I still need to put in a little more time in the kitchen (finishing the neighbor gifts mostly, but also I want to bake something fun [maybe cinnamon rolls??] for Christmas morning). Overall I am ready to just unplug, relax, and enjoy the day!
How was your weekend?