Hello from the Midwest. We arrived in Beavercreek, Ohio to spend Christmas with our families today. The drive sucked! Rain and freakin' high winds. Holy moses! We stopped at a rest stopped and when I opened the van door I thought the wind was going to rip the door off its hinges. Driving a mini-van in this weather is like driving a beer can on wheels. Not fun.
We miss our hounds already. It is always so hard to leave NY and leave them behind. However, they love going to the sitters because they get so spoiled. One of these day I am sure they are going to refuse to don't come home.
Oh! Our foster boy Cutter was placed on Friday. I heard it went great the family just love him. Cutter's Christmas wish came true.
Well, tomorrow we start the whirlwind family tour. Christmas eve is with Bill's family and Christmas is with my parents. To prepare for my parents I brought a bottle of Tanqueray and two bottles of wine. That ought to do it.
My older brother couldn't make it home this Christmas. So it is up to me and my other brother, Jeff, to make dinner. Jeff really wanted me to make some vegan fare. It took me a long time to decide what to make and what could make the 9 hour drive. I decided to bring a loaf of Sourdough bread (thanks to Bazu for the awesome starter!) vegan double layer pumpkin cheesecake and I am going to make Herbed Scalloped Potatoes from Veganomicon at my parents.
The bread came out PERFECT!!! So did the cheesecake! I didn't want to make the cheesecake at my parents because I didn't want them to see me using tofu. I rather surprise them. Ha! The potatoes are easy to make and I brought all the fixin's with me.
To everyone out in bloggerland, have a wonderful, bright and Merry Christmas.