Happy happy

[My holiday cards this year, December 2007.]

We’re off to the beach to soak in some of this beautiful, sunny, clear (and cold) day — after breakfast, that is. The past few days have been a whirlwind of eating some really good meals, visiting friends and eating cookies (and pumpkin pie with piles of whipped cream!), and baking. I made some dried fruit-and-nut cookies dipped in chocolate for my dad, as well as some low-fat chocolate-chocolate chip cookies; I also made cornbread for the cornbread dressing tonight, and an apple pie. Whew. After today, I take a little break!!

Wishing you lots of good cheer and delicious food today and every day.

[Cranberry cake, December 2007.]

Christmas dinner menu:

Roasted turkey (Willie Bird; local, free-range, organic, and on sale), with vegetables in the pan
Tangle of sauteed portabello mushroom slices (vegetarian option)
Mashed potatoes
Roasted cauliflower
Sauteed kale with onion and garlic
Cornbread-apricot dressing with rosemary
Vegetarian gravy
Cranberry sauce
Apple sauce

Cake from a local bakery
Apple pie

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