Well well well! It’s been over a week! I’m sorry for my lapse in posting. It was, of course – Thanksgiving. Joel was away, work is busy, and then I was sick. Now, magically, it’s December all of a sudden. Christmas decorations are abundant and I have no idea where it all came from. Typical holiday season for me, I suppose!
Despite missing Joel and my sister, Thanksgiving was still wonderful. Cooking with my Mom is always fun! I brought a few things of my own. I made or brought vegan stuffing, gravy, caviar, crackers, pumpkin pie, and whipped cream.
This is the caviar made from seaweed, atop tofu-based cream cheese. Its really good!
My thanksgiving plate! I certainly wanted for nothing. I don’t really love turkey, so I didn’t miss that at all. Definitely not enough to buy a Tofurky or anything either. I was more than happy with my stuffing, rice and veggies!
Dinner was wonderful, even Coop stole his usual olive (or 3)
(he gently peels back the cellophane to expose the defenseless little olives)
SO much cute! Love that evil little bastard.
After dinner we enjoyed coffee and pie, of course! I made a pumpkin pie and I was really pleased with how it came out.
Ginger gingerly asked for some.
And was denied.
The weekend after Thanksgiving I was able to have lunch with my sweet ladyfriend Becky, and Manda – who lives in San Francisco and was visiting for the holiday! Oh, I was SO happy to spend some time with them. Toss on a few more things to be thankful for!
So, other than Thanksgiving, I’ve been eating quite well. Lots of fruits and veggies, good grains and all those delicious things. I’ve been keeping my “faux meat” consumption to just once or twice a week. It feels great!
I’ve been planning out my meals, mostly just for grocery shopping’s sake. I haven’t needed to do all of the calories out, because I haven’t exceeded 1,600 on an average day of eating this way.
So that’s nice and easy.
I think that is it from me today… the dogs are nipping at my hands to get me to pet them, so I believe that is what I shall do.
Happy belated Thanksgiving everyone!