Hey you. How’s it going? Are you so full of holiday cheer that you can’t see straight? Yeah, me too.
These are the holiday cards that Moose and I are sending to friends and family this year.
We totally lucked out because not only do these cards support The Humane Society, the drawing on the front just happens to look like our very own three kittehs!
I like to think that if Santa opened our mail slot (not that we have one, but let’s say we did), this is the same look that he would get from our cats. One is totally indifferent. One is thinking about food. The third cat is faking a sad face in hopes that Santa will open the door to console him, in which case he would claw Santa’s face and steal his sleigh.
Yes you, Court Kitty. We’re on to you.
While the kits are busy hogging our shipping supplies
I’ve been working on a mixed CD of holiday classics.
Nothing says “the holidays” like Ella Fitzgerald playing with a football game on in the background, am I right?
Side note: Moose has been schooling me on football. In the past when I watched football, I just yelled “sack!” at the TV a lot because that seemed to work in almost all situations. Not anymore. I don’t have a favorite team yet. I don’t really like the Giants or the Jets (Liz, if you’re reading this, I’m sorry). I’m not going to choose a team based on colors or mascots, I promise. But the Cowboys have a giant TV in their stadium and I really respect them for that. So we’ll see.
I think I’m finished rambling now. Let’s talk about food.
As I’ve said before, I usually don’t like fake meat. It’s just weird to me. I think it’s because I never liked the taste of real meat, so I never crave it. It seems to be that I’m only into the ficken. I like frozen ficken nuggets when they’re done right. I liked the ficken taquitos I made a few months ago. And now I’m going to tell you about my new favorite fake chicken meal.
Chicken-less Pot Pie Soup!
Just think about it – a traditional, comforting classic turned vegan and minus all the hard work of actually assembling a pie. Easy plus delicious!
- 4 tablespoons Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread
- 3/4 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
- 3/4 cup celery, chopped
- 3/4 cup carrots, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- pinch of garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups plain soy milk
- 2 cups soy creamer
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups meat-free chicken, chopped (I used Trader Joe’s Chicken-less Strips)
- 2 cups diced potatoes, cooked
- 1/2 cup corn
- 1/2 cup peas
- 1 pie crust
and toss them into a large pot with the Earth Balance. Saute the veggies in Earth Balance until soft, around 5-7 minutes.
Stir in the basil, thyme, sea salt, garlic powder and black pepper.
Add in the soy milk, soy creamer and vegetable broth. Stir continuously until the soup reaches a simmer.
Stir in the chicken
Remove the soup from the heat and let it sit for another 10 minutes.
To make the crust, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and break your crust into pieces.
Bake the pieces for approximately 10 minutes, or until the edges brown. Serve some crust in each bowl of soup.