Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Weekend

A very long overdue tofu & spinach scramble with grits for Christmas Eve morning:
 
 Remy and I then headed to my parents, along with my brother, settling in for the holiday:
 A tree my grandfather planted 40 years ago needed trimming at the farm, and so my aunt turned the limbs into decorative pieces:
 Snacks:
 
 Same snacks but also with Christmas Eve minestrone:

Christmas Day, my family ate things I do not - so I made corn chowder with Seitan Bacon. It's so good, and I have lots left over.
 A gift to myself was a planner, and many thanks to Sarah for the stickers!
 I hope you had a wonderful holiday! See you in the New Year!

12 comments:

  1. Yay! What a lovely Christmas! The tree is gorgeous and the decorative pieces are beautiful and meaningful and perfect. It seems like you and your family had a lovely holiday together with yummy eats to top it all off!

    Hooray for your planner!! I hope you enjoy it and get good use out of the stickers! :) Enjoy the rest of your week and see you in 2017!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I am enjoying the planner and the stickers so much, I've ordered more of the ones I've already used up!

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  2. I love minestrone! Your tofu scramble looks delicious as well! I love the tree trimming decorations, like Sarah said meaningful and beautiful!!

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  3. fantastic looking grits. I still wanna make those.
    Where did the corn chowder recipe come from?? It looks great!
    Lots of warm soups, then - how was the weather?

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    1. The corn chowder didn't really have a recipe, just the usual soup starter of onion, carrot, and celery followed by corn, potato, and the seitan. I think the trick to the creaminess of the "chowder" came from making a roux after browning the aromatics, and also blending half of the corn with almond milk and black pepper.

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  4. Happy (belated) Christmas! I hope you had a good time, with lots of good food - that spread looks so good! Any recommendations for a good corn chowder recipe?

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    1. Thank you Joey! It was a lovely time with family. No exact recipe, but see my comment to Maud above! :)

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  5. What a delicious looking breakfast. So you spent the night at your parent's?

    Your Grandma and Aunt make so many pretty things.

    Will look forward to seeing how the planning works out in the new year.

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    1. Yes, Mother likes it to be a cozy holiday morning. I didn't do it for years, but now I humor her. ;)

      I'm hopeful that my planner will help me get things done!

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  6. Tofu scramble and grits are such a great breakfast! And i want to know more about that corn chowder too, that sounds like a perfect winter soup. Looks like a great way to spend the holiday.
    Happy new year!
    Ttrockwood

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    1. Thanks, T! I didn't follow an exact recipe - more like combined a few ideas. See my comment to Maud, above! :)

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