This year’s Christmas was green in more ways than one. It hit at least 10C yesterday, and on the 23rd we hit 16C in St. Catharines.
For Christmas Eve I took a big salad to my mother in law’s for dinner, along with my own veggie burger to eat alongside her cranberry sauce. I enjoyed my meal very much and was pleasantly surprised when my mother in law asked about the salad dressing I used. I just whipped up my default dressing of cranberry pear infused white balsamic from Della Terra with some dijon and a bit of olive oil. At home, I like to use hemp or flax oil, but kept it mild for her sake. I made extra salad and ate some for breakfast on the road Christmas morning on our way to visit family.
I wish I had taken some photographs of our nice meal on Christmas Day. My father and his girlfriend are vegetarian and they made a wonderful meal. Penny made a nice big green salad, eggplant with squash and other vegetables and a peanut sauce from one of the Moosewood Cookbooks, and my dad made a vegetarian pie. Dessert was very rich; a sticky toffee pudding made by me, free of processed sugar, but still sweet and delicious. Definitely an indulgence.
It was a very nice holiday but I feel really wiped out from all the food and commotion. I’m taking it easy today and will just do a lighter workout at the gym and save this week’s run for either tomorrow or Monday. I’m enjoying a nice cuddle with the birds right now and there might be a nap in my future.