It's the day after Thanksgiving, which means it's officially Christmas time! Is anybody doing the crazy shopping thing today? I'm staying away from all the insanity, thankyouverymuch.
OK, let's talk Thanksgiving food first to get that out of the way. It was just the two of us for dinner (don't feel bad, that's how we like it), so I didn't have to cook a massive amount of food. Here's all our food on the stove top, patiently waiting to be eaten. Mr. Wing-it was not-so-patiently waiting to eat while I took the pictures.
Top row, left to right: yam slices, baked red potatoes with rice cheese, and whole wheat stuffing. No Thanksgiving mashed potatoes because we're rebellious.
Bottom row: individual meatless meatloaves and green been/cauliflower/shiitake mushroom stir-fry.
Here's a close-up of the little meatless meatloaves, I was so proud of them!
For dessert we had, Mini Pumpkin Pudding Pies with buttercream frosting. The filling is a pumpkin and coconut milk pudding. I can work on the recipe if anybody is interested but this one was a big wing-it job. By the way, that fork isn't dirty, it's just the reflection of the crust! :)
Enough with Thanksgiving! I'm ready for Christmas and Christmas themed food, like these little Lamington(ish) Christmas Gifts. They are chocolate cake squares dipped in coconut milk and rolled in shredded coconut (coconut milk holds the coconut in place). Yes, I do like coconut a lot.
The ribbons are thin strips of a Panda Raspberry Bar. I assumed the whole bar was going to be red, but it's only red on the outside and brown on the inside. Boo! Next time I will make them with strawberry fruit leather strips instead.
Anyway, I hope everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving had a lovely holiday. I'm off to read about all your festive dinners!
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