christmas number two

21 Dec

Happy Christmas week!

I got up yesterday feeling like Christmas was already over, and I had to remind myself that there is still almost a week of fun still to go:)

On Sunday we went to my mom and step-dad’s.  Saturday night I had done so much baking and cooking…I was worn out by the time we got there!  We still had such a great time though.  There really is nothing like going home for the holidays, you know?

My mom had already cooked a full Christmas dinner on Saturday for the other side of their family, and she worked so hard to cook one for us as well.

And especially once I added the dishes I brought, there definitely was not a lack of food.  It was great!

vegan broccoli casserole – I liked it, but no one else did.  I’d call that a successful failure I suppose:)

vegan garlic knots that were amazing (in my humble opinion of course:)

vegan pumpkin brownie pie – I made this at Thanksgiving, but this time I made it in pie form and loved it just as much!!

and gingerbread cookies!  I made one for each person with a little hint on it:)


and my plate at dinner – I couldn’t resist a little bit of mom’s mashed potatoes.  Other than that I filled my plate with all vegan delicious food, and I honestly didn’t miss a thing- vegan broccoli casserole, pumpkin seed salad, vegan garlic bread, and quinoa pilaf.

I’ll be posting recipes and more pics of everything I made in the coming week!

It wasn’t just about the food though of course.  We had a great time just hanging out, listening to music, and of course opening gifts!

Olive and her Christmas present from her Aunt Cristen:)

I’m so thankful to have been able to enjoy another Christmas with my family – now we still have 2 more to go as we head down to south Texas this week!  This morning I am running around like a crazy person trying to get Christmas cards mailed out, Outbox client gifts finished up, gifts taken to my tutoring students (I made them gingerbread cookies as well:), laundry done and everything packed!  It will indeed be a miracle if we make it out of here by our estimated leave time of 3pm, but we’re sure as heck going to try!

Tonight we’re headed to my Grandpa and Grandma’s to see them for a little bit and give them their gifts.  It is always sad for me when I’m not at my Grandma’s house on Christmas, but I am also really looking forward to seeing our McCoy side grandma’s.  We’re spending the night at my mom’s tonight and then heading out Wednesday morning!

I’ll see you guys tomorrow!

Hope you’re all having a great week!

p.s. Sorry if this post seems a little……high strung.  That’s kind of me right now:)


16 Responses to “christmas number two”

  1. Amanda @ Vegacious December 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

    Can’t wait to see the recipes – and yes, I want the recipe for that vegan broccoli casserole! 🙂

    • candice December 23, 2010 at 12:21 am #

      They’re coming soon! Maybe you would like it too – I think we have somewhat similar tastes:)

  2. Heather (Where's the Beach) December 21, 2010 at 3:04 pm #

    How does that happen that you’re the only one to like it??? That’s sort of rhetorical b/c it happens to me too. Makes no sense. I would love to see the recipe. Just breathe and relax girl. 😉

    • candice December 23, 2010 at 12:22 am #

      Well, I guess everyone else just really wants the real thing, I don’t know. They like a lot of what I make, but sometimes they’re just not buying it:) o’well. Definitely will be posting the recipe soon!

  3. Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover December 21, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    Holy YUM!
    Food’s looking amazing, as all the family pictures 😀

    • candice December 23, 2010 at 12:23 am #

      Thanks Gabriela! Hope you’re having a great Christmas week:)

  4. Laura @ Backstage Pass December 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm #

    Looks like quite the spread. Merry Christmases! 🙂

    • candice December 23, 2010 at 12:23 am #

      Merry Christmas, Laura!

  5. Paige @ Running Around Normal December 21, 2010 at 9:19 pm #

    Candice those Gingerbread cookies are SO adorable! Love the personalization.

    • candice December 28, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

      Thanks, Paige! I just now got this comment – the last couple comments you left me got put in my spam folder, and I just now realized it. So sorry that keeps happening! I’m working on getting it fixed. Thanks for stopping by and always leaving such sweet comments:) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  6. Dorry December 22, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    Candice – your gingerbread men are SO cute. Truly adorable. And your meal looks delicious – I’m sure I would have loved your broccoli casserole. I need to make those garlic knots.

    Merry Christmas!

  7. Cynthia December 23, 2010 at 7:39 am #

    Those gingerbread men are so adorable!

    • candice December 23, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

      Thanks, Cynthia!

  8. Halley (Blunder Construction) December 23, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    I was in William Sonoma yesterday looking for one more gift for my mom. Saw your message cookie cutters and jumped at the shelf to grab them!! Thanks for the inspiration, I know she’s going to love them. Hope you have a safe trip down to TX!

    • candice December 23, 2010 at 9:19 pm #

      Yay! I’m so glad you found them and got them for your mom – I’m sure she’ll love them:)


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