I'm feeling pretty lucky right now. We had a fantastic Christmas with family we love, delicious food and way too many gifts. Christmas Eve included a candlelight dinner with homemade tamales and eggnog.
If you're like us and not drinking dairy eggnog, but not wild about tons of soy either, you'll LOVE this recipe.
Soy-free, Dairy-free Eggnog
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1/2 cup unsweetened Mimicreme (cashew & almond creme)
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Bigger pinch of ground nutmeg
Blend all this together in a blender or shake it up really good in a sealed jar. Serve in a frosty cold mug with a pinch of nutmeg on top- Yum!
I knew I wanted to serve cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, so the night before I whipped up some of my favorite gluten free cinnamon rolls and refrigerated them in the pan, ready to go in the oven the next day. Here's a tip to add to the recipe, though: when rolling up the dough, just put the whole log in the freezer for an hour or so to firm it up nicely. It makes slicing the rolls a breeze!
I hate to brag, but these were crazy good. I used the orange glaze from the orange scone recipe in Vegan with a Vengeance for a little something special. But really, these don't need frosting. But I guess I don't need cinnamon rolls.
We all got some great presents this year. My favorites? A reverse osmosis water filter for the kitchen, CSI game for the Wii, tickets to see Snoop Dogg and tons of my favorite pens!
Billie Cat's favorite (only) present is a new bed.
Unfortunately for Billie Cat, Hannah Dog also loves this present.