December 25, 2010
Vegan Winter Squash Scones
We were lucky enough to be blessed with some children's laughter around the house for the holidays. Kaylee and Eryk were here all day Christmas Eve. This is new for Eryk, Kaylee's little brother, and I. We haven't spent any time getting to know each other in his four years. He is physically challenged in that he can't walk or talk so communication was fun yesterday. He does sign and I know a little bit. We found our way. We made some decorations and just hung out together. He found out it's fun at Grandma's house too. We did some drumming and some tambourine shaking and just had a great time.
Grandpa came home from work in the early afternoon. We enjoyed a nice lunch of vegan potatoes au gratin and steamed broccoli. Then we had some Christmas fun. We took pictures of the kids unwrapping gifts on the living room floor. Eryk enjoyed ripping the paper much more than what was in the box. Theirs were the only gifts we gave this year that weren't hand made. I didn't spend much time in the stores shopping this year. I've been doing it less and less over the years. I'd rather feed you, give you a hug, and a warm pair of socks for Christmas.
After the Christmas gifts we all had some of the lemon pudding cake and vanilla bean ice cream I made Thursday. That was a big hit. Eryk wasn't too sure about the lemon cake and ice cream at first, but he was soon asking for more.
Christmas Breakfast was warm and homey. Just the two of us, no plans, just a relaxing morning at home together. I roasted a winter squash Friday and pureed it with a couple tablespoons avocado oil and a little water.
I used another of the recipes from the Vegan Dad Cookbook for pumpkin scones replacing this squash for the pumpkin. I also added some toasted almonds and dried cranberries.
Served with home made blueberry preserves and maple coconut butter. They made a fine Christmas morning breakfast.