Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rain, Rain, Go Away

We had some warm, rainy, humid, basically miserable weather this past week. Luckily, we know how to keep ourselves entertained indoors.

Wrapping presents...

Jackson's class did a book exchange, which I thought was such a great idea. Each child got to have the excitement of unwrapping a gift, and they all came home with a new book to read!

Blowing bubbles...

And of course, dance parties...

We made some goodies, these Chocolate-Almond Butter Truffles (from 1000 Vegan Recipes.)  They are so fast and easy to make, if you need a quick food gift idea.

From Quick-Fix Vegan, Chard and Red Lentil Soup. Although healthy and hearty, this soup was missing something in the flavor department. If I make it again, I'll probably dump in a bunch of cumin and lemon juice.

Also from QFV, Seitan and Slaw Wraps. Tony and I really enjoyed these Asian-inspired wraps. Sweet and just a little bit spicy. Jackson loved the seitan -- he was eating it all by itself.

Hoping we get some cold, dry days this week. If not...more dance parties!


  1. The Wraps look awesome. Great endorsement for that cookbook.

  2. The chard and lentil soup is so colorful and appealing!

  3. I love the heavy breathing accompanying the dancing! They're working hard.