I am back!
Ok, I know I am a little late on the Christmas and holiday re-caps. But I figure, why not drag it out as long as possible?
My Love, Baby Sister and I all traveled far to Calgary to have Christmas with our parents this year.
It was cold. It was a bit of a fruit desert. But it was still good to see our friends and families!
We spent copious amounts of time sitting around, doing not a whole lot. I will not bore you with pictures of that.
What I will show you is Christmas Carb Fest 2011! It was a feast to be sure.
My Love and I spent Christmas day with his family, and they had the traditional turkey feast for Christmas dinner. I ate a salad and smiled and was happy. On boxing day, we meandered our way to my folks place, and we stormed to kitchen making all the carbs a person could want. Let the drooling begin.
We made rice and veggie stuffing, with home-made garlic bread. My mah almost died. We also made a whole loaf of home made garlic bread. We spread garlic butter on sprouted grain bread and toast it. Added to the rice and veg was just under half the amount of garlic bread than there was made. Nibblers.
Garlic roasted mashed potatoes. With garlic butter added in. (We do Earth Balance, grated garlic, and herbs. Yeah, fat-tastrophy)
These were roasted yams that I mashed with coconut milk, cumin, paprika, garlic, nutritional yeast and chipotle. Then I baked them with left over garlic bread crumbs.
We made the classic mushroom gravy, with soup stock, coconut milk, herbs, spices and mushrooms.
There were dill covered carrots, as per My Baby Sisters request.
This was raw pumpkin pie. They all thought it was good, and I was pleased with that! Blended coconut with spices and dates.
We took over the whole kitchen. It was fantastic.
The table was set, and plates were filled.
I had spinach with basil, and apples with cinnamon. Because that say Christmas, right?
We sat and took goofy family photos.
And I only caused burnt to one pot. I am proud of that people.
It was a happy Christmas carb fest. And everyone had a stomach ache. Except for me. But it was a happy Christmas stomach ache together, and that is what it is all about, no?