Tuesday, December 17, 2013
So when we are here in Mexico for Christmas, I usually do dinner and invite the neighbors here on the mountain. Which I did this year as well. It's usually six of us plus Dad so 7 total. Well this year I included the young couple who watched our home for us and then others wanted to bring folks that had no where else to go so it looks like 12 folks. So I guess I will be a busy cook. We got a Kirkland spiral ham which is always good and I will make mac and cheese and pineapple casserole and green beans. But I have a challenge as well. The young man who watched our house is a vegan. His girlfriend said they are so happy to be invited as many people shy away from including them due to his diet restrictions. She said he will bring something to eat for himself and doesn't freak out being around ham and such. But I thought I would try and make a couple of things he can eat like appetizer and such. I know vegans are strict and don't eat any cheese, eggs, dairy...so it is a challenge for me. I can always make a veggie try with a dip out of beans but not very creative. Anyone else out there have a favorite dish I might try that is good? I can get tofu down here so I might look up recipes on line...maybe stuffed tofu mushrooms?
Anyway any advise would be greatly appreciated.
Today will go check in with FIL. Also have to do some banking to prepare envelopes for holiday bonuses for our help. Tis the season!
Hope you all are doing well.
Have a terrific Tuesday.