While Christmas was a day off for Well on Wheels, it certainly didn't stop me from cooking. The theme was Italian comfort food, which is a favorite any time of year, but with family around and a great big gollywhomper of a snowstorm brewing outside, this year it was particularly comforting.
Christmas Eve dinner was a potluck and I brought a family favorite: Ratatouille. While I must confess this is much more delicious in the summer with fresh produce from my garden, no one complained. In fact, everyone loved it.
For Christmas, I brought some Faux Farmer's Cheese with Caramelized Onion in Phyllo Cups to my parents' house. I can't rave enough about these little gems. They're flakey, buttery, creamy and tasty and are the perfect little hors d'oueuvre to get the appetite going. You'd never know they were vegan. By popular request, the recipe can be found here.
My mom made some fabulous baked ziti with tofu ricotta and spinach for me - yum (thanks, mom!!). There was also a heaping pile of kale, zucchini and yellow squash to accompany it.
For dessert I brought along some Gluten-free Gingersnap Cookies. These came out particularly crisp and spicy, and I discovered they're pretty delicious dunked in chocolate peppermint stick soy milk. Who'd have known?
One good thing about the timing of this snowstorm is that I'll have plenty of provisions to keep me well-fed and happy while digging out. Merry Christmas everyone!