Well, Xmas is over. At least for me. We don't do Xmas dinner or anything, so my eating and gifting and unwrapping is all done. But the holiday was great as usual. My parents and friends got me awesome gifts — Vegan Dish dishes, a cookbook holder, a vacuum cleaner, running shorts with "vegan" across the butt(!!!), lots of clothes and jeans from Delia's, a rainbow knife set, a giant rainbow unicorn pendant that would make Flavor Flav proud, vegan soaps, and so much more. Oh, and my parents are getting me new wooden blinds for my house, and my partner Paul gave me a gift certificate for a new tattoo!
But you're here for the food. So I'll show y'all what I've been eating over the past couple of days. Yesterday, before we made the one-hour drive to Jonesboro for Xmas with the parents, I snacked on sweet vegan food gifts that my friend Leslie made me.
She made Indian Burfi (a fudge-like candy with grated carrots) and Masala Chai Melt-a-ways:
And some Orange Cranberry Bread and Pumpkin Flax Bread:
For Xmas Eve dinner, we always go out to eat with my parents in Jonesboro. It's usually Chinese since that's about the only thing open in their town on Xmas Eve. My parents and Paul ate off the buffet, but it didn't look very vegan-friendly. So I ordered Vegetable Fried Rice (which I had been super craving anyway) and stole a veggie Spring Roll and some red sauce off the buffet:
After all that greasy awesomeness, I probably shouldn't have eaten again last night. But my BFF Sheridan (who lives in Little Rock but also goes home to Jonesboro for the holidays) came over to my parents' house with her famous vegan Zucchini Bread:
It's hard to get a great shot of the zucchini bread, but trust me when I tell you that Sheridan's zucchini bread is the most amazing thing ever. It's perfectly moist and nutty. She's been making loaves like this for Xmas for years!
Although my family doesn't do Xmas Day dinner, we do have a decadent holiday breakfast at my Granny's. Granny makes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits, gravy, and hash browns. And I get vegan versions of everything! Check out my plate:
That scramble, by the way, was wonderful. My mama made it to mimic the scramble that we love to order at Brother Juniper's, a Memphis breakfast joint. The secret is kalamata olives!
Anyway, dinner tonight was leftover Chinese food. And we're about to catch a screening of The Hobbit. Happy Holidays!