Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas Lunch

Our yummy Christmas lunch. 

Field Roast
Green Beans
Sweet Potatoes with marshmallows

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Our recycled Christmas cards

Every year we get a ton of Christmas cards at work. When the holidays are over I collect all of them and save them until the next year to make into new cards. Momma Veg is the genius card maker. Below are the ones she made this year.

Here is the card Momma Veg made me last year. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Company Holiday Party

My work decided to go all out and have a really nice holiday party this year. We had dinner at the Crescent Club on the 17th floor of the Crescent Hotel. 

Crescent Hotel

Decorations in the hotel lobby

Gingerbread house in hotel lobby

The first hour was cocktails. They had us in a separate reception area. 

When it was time to go into the next room to start dinner I thought I heard a bell. It was a waiter going around the room playing a metallophone. That was interesting. 

I'm really lucky that the company I work for actually cares that I get something that I can eat. We had told the Chef that we needed two vegan meals. We had no idea what we were going to get before we got to the party. Everyone else had a choice of sirloin, pork, or salmon. Since our meals were different we got the pleasure of being served first. I just knew that we would be served pasta but I was pleasantly surprised. 

Salad with balsamic vinaigrette with olives, and tomatoes. 

Rice mix with spinach, snow peas, and tomatoes with a little bit of  marinara sauce and sides of zucchini, asparagus, bell pepper, broccolini and a  couple of brussels sprouts 

While others were served a variety of small desserts (creme brulee, key lime pie, and chocolate candy) we got some very good fresh berries. We really enjoyed not having the sugar and just good tasting fruit. 

Fresh Berries

Gingertown Dallas - "Elf Vegas"

Every year at a local mall there is a gingerbread town. This year the theme is "Elf Vegas". It is so well done. Each section is auctioned off and the money is donated to charity. I just had to share photos. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holidays in the Mall

To get myself in the holiday spirit (and this blog) I decided to take a few photos of various Christmas decorations in a couple local malls. Enjoy..

Galleria Dallas 

Galleria Dallas Tree

Nordstrom Decor

Willow Bend Mall 

Ice Princess


NorthPark Center 


Santa's House

Holiday Programs 

Monday, December 12, 2011



Day Three

Walked to 16th St/ Market to catch the Purple Plash (a hop on, hop off trolley for $5/day) to take a last day tour of the city. We got off at the Philadelphia Museum of Art took in the sites including the nearby Rocky statue. 

We walked to the nearby Whole Foods to get some more oatmeal and a few other snacks then caught the bus back to 6th street where we got off and walked down to Blackbird. While walking to BB it started to rain (Boo!) but luckily it didn’t get too bad. This time we tried to Seitan Cheesesteak and fries. For desert we took home a coconut cupcake. 

Then went home to rest and wash clothes. Later we ate dinner at Chipotle where we pleasantly surprised to see brown rice on the line.