Cat Cuteness and a Little About Our Thanksgiving Dinner



Time really flies, doesn’t it? December, already? I thought I’d share what we had for Thanksgiving, and with tweaking, it might be something you’d like to have for a Christmas dinner. It’s a portbello with greens wrapped in puff pastry. For sides, we had maple glazed brussel spouts, garlic mashed potatoes with  super easy gravy, and roasted carrots and parsnips. I need to tweak the greens for the mushroom some, as I used arugula and too much of it! I’m a huge fan of arugula, so I never thought “too much” was even a possibility. Overall, it was an easy to make, low fuss dinner that really felt like a celebration.  Here is the inside shot.


In a total change of topic, some of you may know that we have a new kitten. Our “older” cats, Sadie and Cleo have adapted well. It was touch and go for the first few days, but Sadie had some latent maternal tendencies, and Cleo has a lot of patience. Really, this post is all about cats.

 In a rare moment of stillness

Showing Sadie that she is big!


Trying to stand on her head

 Cuddling with Sadie

 Sadie, Cleo, and Sophie

This might seem like a lot of cat photos, but it’s hardly a drop in the bucket! I have gazillion more over on at Flickr.

Speaking of Flickr, do you know about my facebook pages? Follow me here and follow Vegan Sandwiches Save they Day! here. The latest post at our “official” book page includes a radio interview we did with Boundless Vegan Radio. We were also featured on SPOON, complete with a recipe for our Taste of Tuscany Sandwich.  Check it out and follow all our big news.

Take December slowly! It’s way too easy to stress out this time of year.

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  1. Posted December 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    I am loving the kitten action shots!

  2. Posted December 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    She is always in motion! But it’s hard to get the photos. Thanks, Becky!

  3. Posted December 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    So adorable! You guys are pretty handy with that camera!

    Your meal looks so good! Portobello in phyllo? Nice!

  4. Posted December 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, VA! Actually puff pastry– it’s so easy to look like a rock star with that stuff. :)

  5. Posted December 8, 2012 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Your food always looks great, Tami, but you are definitely upstaged by these adorable kitties this time. The photos are a hoot–fun to see how joyful kittens are. Sophie looks (and acts!) a lot like my Diego.

  6. Posted December 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Dynise! I am happy to be upstaged by the kitties. :) Sophie reminded me of Diego in the photos, too! Hope Zelda is doing well.

  7. Gina
    Posted December 23, 2012 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Serious cat cuteness! Great photos. They are gorgeous kitties.

  8. Posted December 24, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Happy Holidays, Tami! To you, Jim, and your adorable cuties :) Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice and all that jazz!

  9. Tami
    Posted December 26, 2012 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Thanks VA! Same to you.

    Hi Gina! Our kitties are pretty cool! :)

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