Christmas Meal

Had my mom and two safe friends over for holiday dinner! For the first time, I got to cook and host! I made dinner and dessert for everyone and we exchanged gifts. Everything came out so unbelievably delicious!

Cauliflower roast

Vegan scalloped potatoes

Fried zucchini

Cheesy pull-apart bread

Gingerbread

Christmas Punch

Cookie platter!

Christmas Crew

One of each dessert

Playing Beach-A-Palooza

A New Year’s (Newish) Tradition: Breakfast for Dinner!

It’s so much fun to have breakfast for dinner in the new year. Breakfast is my favorite meal and I love having my family over as a New Year’s tradition so I can spoil them with my favorite foods.

Here we’re having quiche, pancakes, tater tots, and banana muffins, all homemade except the frozen tater tots! We have cheese, sautéed mushrooms, sautéed onions, various syrups (lite syrup, maple syrup, agave nectar, honey), and various toppings and condiments (chocolate chips, powdered sugar, butter, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, ketchup) for adding to our food. So good!

New Year’s Eve 2018

We had a lovely New Year’s Eve at Mom’s. I went over to her house where my sister Patricia, brother-in-law Yusuke, and nephew Ash were staying, and we all lit sparklers, ate ice cream, roasted marshmallows, and played Uno together. We watched the ball drop and talked a little about resolutions!

Sparklers with Ash

My sparkler

Ash with sparklers

Ash with sparklers

Ash’s New Year’s ice cream

Mom’s New Year’s ice cream

Yusuke’s New Year’s ice cream

My New Year’s ice cream

Patricia’s New Year’s ice cream

Roasting vegan marshmallows

A family game of Uno

Christmas 2018

Christmas Day happened at my mom’s house this year! Sister Patricia, brother-in-law Yusuke, and nephew Ash were staying with Mom. Sister Lindsay and brother-in-law Mike drove in to visit, and I brought friends Victor and Jeaux. Later Lindsay and Mike’s friend Ryan and Mom’s roomie David joined us.

We made cookies, had dinner, and opened gifts!

Frosted Yule Log

Sprinkled Yule Log

Cookie-Making

Working on Gingerbread house!

Completed Gingerbread House!

Decorated Cookies

Group Opening Gifts

Ash decorating cookies

Ash’s cookies

Jeaux and Victor making cookies

Yusuke & Patricia documenting Christmas

Yusuke & Patricia’s Gifts

Ash enjoys gifts

Jeaux building Legos with Ash

Desserts: Cookies & Yule Log Cake

Ash enjoys a ninjabread cookie (It’s a gingerbread man shaped like a ninja)

I’m enjoying Ash’s enjoyment.

My Steven Universe sweater

My Steven Universe cap

My other Steven Universe cap

Peridot socks my friend Kari made me!