A week before christmas I asked Andy if he wanted anything special food-wise to celebrate the holiday. He definitely said it was just another day and he was happy to treat it as such.
Fast forward to 1 pm on Christmas Eve, when Andy looked at me with sad eyes and said "So you're not making anything?" We decided on a stuffed seitan roast, so walked up to the store to buy a few things. As I started making stuffing, we decided to just go ahead and have christmas dinner the day before christmas, since we were already cooking.
Nacho made sure I didn't screw up the cranberry walnut stuffing.
Andy made a tossed salad, with lettuce, tomato, avocado, cucumber, uncheese, mango and orange.
As the seitan was roasting, I glazed it with a mixture of orange marmalade and cranberry jelly, so it got nice and crispy on the outside.
We made our favourite coriander-lime potato and cucumber salad.
Some extra cranberry orange sauce took the place of gravy, since it complemented the cranberry walnut stuffing so well.
Here's Andy's plate. He also made some garlic butter baked mushrooms. Luckily, I didn't make dessert, because all we had room for was a tiny square of Maya Gold chocolate.Christmas morning we opened a present from Andy's mum--a jigsaw puzzle--and then spent the day putting it together. Well, sort of. We got it mostly together and then got bored.
We munched on leftovers and fruit and cookies. We played with Nacho. We turned on the aircon in the bedroom and watched a movie in the cold.
Boxing Day, I was ready for some new food, so I made rice paper rolls. They are filled with bean vermicelly, mango, cucumber, lettuce, and mint. For the dipping sauce, we had a dip-off. Mine was sweet chilli, soy sauce, and peanut butter. Andy's was sesame oil, cayenne, soy, sugar, vinegar, and mint. Both were good. (Mine was thicker and better for dipping. In your face!)
Boxing Day was cold and rainy, so we turned on the oven for dinner and simultaneously baked a cake. Orange Rum Tea Cake from VwaV. Very sticky, sweet, and delicious.
Nacho got a few new toys for christmas. Wrapping paper, a champagne cork, a box.
We ate tons of food, didn't leave the house for two days, and had a great time. How was your christmas?