Happy Christmas week!
I got up yesterday feeling like Christmas was already over, and I had to remind myself that there is still almost a week of fun still to go:)
On Sunday we went to my mom and step-dad’s. Saturday night I had done so much baking and cooking…I was worn out by the time we got there! We still had such a great time though. There really is nothing like going home for the holidays, you know?
My mom had already cooked a full Christmas dinner on Saturday for the other side of their family, and she worked so hard to cook one for us as well.
And especially once I added the dishes I brought, there definitely was not a lack of food. It was great!
vegan garlic knots that were amazing (in my humble opinion of course:)
vegan pumpkin brownie pie - I made this at Thanksgiving, but this time I made it in pie form and loved it just as much!!
and my plate at dinner – I couldn’t resist a little bit of mom’s mashed potatoes. Other than that I filled my plate with all vegan delicious food, and I honestly didn’t miss a thing- vegan broccoli casserole, pumpkin seed salad, vegan garlic bread, and quinoa pilaf.
I’ll be posting recipes and more pics of everything I made in the coming week!
It wasn’t just about the food though of course. We had a great time just hanging out, listening to music, and of course opening gifts!
I’m so thankful to have been able to enjoy another Christmas with my family – now we still have 2 more to go as we head down to south Texas this week! This morning I am running around like a crazy person trying to get Christmas cards mailed out, Outbox client gifts finished up, gifts taken to my tutoring students (I made them gingerbread cookies as well:), laundry done and everything packed! It will indeed be a miracle if we make it out of here by our estimated leave time of 3pm, but we’re sure as heck going to try!
Tonight we’re headed to my Grandpa and Grandma’s to see them for a little bit and give them their gifts. It is always sad for me when I’m not at my Grandma’s house on Christmas, but I am also really looking forward to seeing our McCoy side grandma’s. We’re spending the night at my mom’s tonight and then heading out Wednesday morning!
I’ll see you guys tomorrow!
Hope you’re all having a great week!
p.s. Sorry if this post seems a little……high strung. That’s kind of me right now:)
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