Let the holiday season begin

Our kids will be arriving late tonight. Leeya and Judah both have school today unlike the local schools who take the whole week off for Thanksgiving.

I have done a bit of cooking already but still have the bulk of our vegan Thanksgiving to prepare. Chad’s parents will be here for the meal and so his mom is making a few of her signature dishes. We will have an abundance of food.

I’m serving a fall tabbouleh made with raw beets and carrots; acorn squash soup; autumn risotto made with brown rice, cranberries, apples, and pumpkin; bruschetta for my son-in-law; mashed potatoes; and stuffing muffins topped with whipped yams. I shucked 3 pomegranates this morning to juice along with cranberries and tangerines to add to sparkling cider.

Terry washed windows and mowed the front yard while I cleaned the patio. That was on Monday. Last night the wind blew and the rain poured so the patio is no longer clean, but I took a picture just to know what it can look like:

I’m hoping the rain will have blown over by tomorrow so the kids can play outside. Judah and Leeya will stay with us through Sunday. If the weather remains wet and cold, I have craft projects for them to work on indoors. We might even get out the Christmas decorations since it really is the holiday season.

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10 responses to “Let the holiday season begin

  1. What a beautiful patio! I too hope you will be able to have the kids playing outside, it will make them hungrier than otherwise. I am hungry just reading about your feast! 🙂

  2. Your menu sounds wonderful.

  3. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, the food sounds delicious!

    • Everything was pretty good, except for the autumn risotto. I’m hoping it might taste better as leftovers. The stuffing muffins with sweet potatoes was a big hit as was my daughter’s shepherd pie (vegan). The in-laws did not come as they were afraid they might catch what my son-in-law had come down with.

  4. Tisthe season to be jolly…….love the patio.

    • Today the patio is a mess. Toy trucks and fire engines everywhere. Leaves have blown back onto the floor. Mud has been tracked up from the yard. Ah, such is life.

  5. Sounds as if you had a good Thanksgiving. Hope your son-in-law is well now and all is well with you.

  6. Our busy busy time begins soon. Dealing with rainy days must seem like a novelty to you!

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