Bryanna Clark Grogan

Bryanna Clark Grogan

Posted January 8, 2010

Published in Food, Lifestyle

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Read More: Brussels Sprout Slaw, Christmas, Field Roast Chipotle sausages, holiday meals, New year, seitan, soyatoo!, tofu pot pie, vegan Nanaimo Bars, vegan stuffing, vegan tourtiere, vegan trifle

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009
 No recipes today! It is ironic that I spent the last week cooking and entertaining (mostly family) and cooking and entertaining some more, and I haven't had time to photograph or blog about it!

Suffice it to say that we ate too much and had a great time! I hope you did, too!

Tomorrow is the "last hurrah" before we go back to a more moderate eating regime, shall we say! My friend Jenny and her granddaughter, and one of my granddaughters, are coming to stay overnight, and we will have soynog (with rum for the grown-ups) and various goodies with some other friends. I WILL photograph and blog about that in the next few days!

For Christmas Eve we had Tourtiere (Quebec "Meat Pie"), of course. Dessert was my "Grown-Up Nanaimo Bars":

For Christmas Breakfast, we had fried potatoes with smoked paprika, vegan cornbread, and vegan or non-vegan scramble (it was a mixed group) with DELICIOUS Field Roast Chipotle sausage, which even the omnis in our midst were crazy about! (It's like chorizo!)

For Boxing Day (the day after Christmas), which was our big meal, we had my homemade Seitan Ham:

with mashed potatoes and "Ham Gravy"; Brussels Sprout Slaw with Mustard Dressing and Maple-Candied Nuts; roasted sweet potato fries with smoked paprika; Tofu Pot Pie and Sage and Onion Stuffing (half wheat bread and half cornbread) (recipes here)

For dessert there was Panettone (Italian Sweet Bread), which my oldest daughter Bethany made; Butter Tarts and some chocolately bar cookies (which went superfast) that my middle daughter Sarah made, and vegan Trifle that I made (recipe here, but I used Soyatoo! Soy Whip/Topping Cream instead of my homemade Whipped Almond Creme this time):

I think there was more, but I can't even remember!

We've been eating leftovers since then! We also had a big meal on Sunday with my sister Karin and her DH and daughter and a friend, and my son Tim and family, and my stepson Laurie and his girlfriend Meghan. It was a mix of leftover pot pie, stuffing and gravy, seitan "roast pork" with barbecue sauce, lots of salad and more roasted sweet potatoes and steamed potatoes topped with sauteed mushrooms and Daiya vegan cheese, more Trifle, chocolate, and melons. There were more people than I expected, so I had to make up a few dishes on the spot!

I'll check in after New Year's with some new recipes and photos. Have a great (and safe) New Year celebration (there's a Blue Moon that night-- did you know?)!!

Happy, happy!