Less than a week until Christmas, crazy right?! We have been preparing and being lazy this weekend in the foggy, wintery, cold weather. Miko has been happy to cuddle in warm blankets and laps and has been embracing his hoodie for walks in the cold. But wants it off as soon as he’s back in the house trying to rub it off on furniture.
We have been in a shopping rut here sticking to Grocery Outlet mostly because it’s never crowded and always has vegan deals with a decent produce selection. That has been comforting with the crowded, shopping chaos everywhere else and the pandemic heating up again. And such fun finding deals on new products to try.
Eats have been typical this week, spinach salad with chickpeas, spaghetti squash sauté with soy curls and kicky mango salsa, and simple tamari tofu stir fry.
We also stepped out for kicky Thai tofu dishes, there was a huge pot of homemade lentil and veggie soup, and chickpea marinara pasta with added peas and a plain pasta dish set aside to share with Miko eagerly waiting.
We finally made it to our new Amy’s Drive Thru! And while it was too cold to sit on the patio, it will hopefully be the first of many, many trips. The single burger with vegan cheese, sweet potato fries, The Rachel salad, and regular fries were all great pre-shopping fuel and I really loved the positive vibes of the interior and exterior décor.
Back to work tomorrow, but for a shorter week. So strange that Christmas falls on a Saturday this week, but we get Christmas Eve off to sleep in and prepare for festivities. And lots more rain and wild weather in the forecast over the next week – again, not complaining about much needed rain. But we’ll need to secure our backyard patio furniture better after last week’s 40+ MPH wind gusts and enjoy the excuse to be lazy indoors and prepare for the new year I guess. I hope this list is a great start to your week.
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- Billie Eilish is contributing to a vegan future.