Upon arrival, I had most of the homemade soup I brought (seen here).
Christmas Eve: toasted onion bagel, tofu scramble (kale, red pepper, shallot - I also brought nooch, tumeric, and sea salt, which is also in the scramble). FYI: you'll be seeing this scramble appear for breakfast every day I was there, so get used to it. ;)
This is one of the few small towns in America that doesn't have a single big box retailer. Their (one) grocery store is named after the guy who opened it. What they do have is a plethora of antique stores. Here everyone knows your name (cue "Cheers" theme). We talked to the owner of this shop for at least 15 minutes.
One day I will own a desk like this: (minus knick-knacks)
It has three secret compartments. If this wood could talk. . .
For lunch I put together the Asian Chopped Salad
I also had Chex Mix thanks to the small town being out of Worcestershire sauce. Woo hoo!
The afternoon was spent being quintessentially Christmas: listening to Bing Crosby and trimming the tree.
Notice that Remy is "vacuuming" in the kitchen.
Grandma likes to use homemade ornaments, here are two of my favorites:
I knew we'd head to my aunt and uncle's farm after church, so I threw together my dinner to take along:
kale-potato-avocado salad, and some of the leftovers from lunch.
To end part one, a shot of my aunt and uncle's holiday decorating:
I think it's really beautiful. Tomorrow I'll have pictures from Christmas day (including four furries - woo hoo!) and a quick recap of our return today. I am so looking forward to sleeping in my own bed tonight! Thanks for reading!