And, I missed it because my In-laws were in town. They ruin everything!
I am joking. We all had a really nice time. It snowed a bit, and with family in town it almost felt like the holidays.
Admittedly, I probably had the holidays on my mind before the family and snow showed up, but I had been trying to put them out of my mind until today– because for some reason it seems less ridiculous to start thinking about Thanxmas on November 1st than October 31st.
It’s a delicate balance between keeping it simple and going completely, insanely over the top (and burning out quickly as a result). Last Thanxvegan got so wild we had TWO seitan roasts [yes, that IS my idea of getting wild]. I can never find Field Roast products in my local stores, but I found their holiday roast at my local HFS. Had to get it. Couldn’t be helped. At that point, I had already decided I need to try Joni’s Seitan En Croute. I was between a roast and a hard place, and the only cure was more roast.
Obviously, on the scale of simple to crazeballs my leanings are a bit more towards crazeballs. May this be the year I find a little more balance and simplicity.