Friday, December 20, 2013

Tree Farm

Today Olivia and I chaperoned Jackson's annual class trip to the Christmas tree farm. First we decorated pine cones to hang on the school tree.

Olivia is excited to attend school next fall; in the meantime she is thrilled when she gets to be an honorary member of the class.

All aboard the train!

You've heard of dogshaming, how about donkeyshaming?

I love seeing Jackson in a different environment, hanging out with his school buddies. 

They are such goofballs at lunchtime. Poop is a big conversation topic.

Posing with the tree they chose.

I've been baking cookies to give as gifts. First I made some eggnog cookies of the dry and crispy cookie variety.

I prefer soft and chewy cookies. Isa's Rosemary Chocolate Chip Cookies, from her "Make It Vegan" video series, fit the bill. I love her tip of setting aside some chocolate chips to dot the tops of the cookies with before popping them in the oven. It makes the cookies look much more appealing! By the way, I've also taken a more traditional route and baked these cookies sans rosemary, and they are perfectly delicious (although I prefer the more intriguing, herbal/chocolate variety).

Finally, I need to plug Joni Marie Newman's latest, Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen. It's full of goodness. You can check out the recipes I tested.  Gotta love her Thai take on chicken n' waffles! 

Have a great weekend!

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