Lately. Things have been sweet. Seriously, ridiculously, insanely SWEET.
Thanksgiving was wonderful. My family wasn't able to come to town. We were all very sad.
Brandon and I had our traditional Thanksgiving morning bagels and lox along with Irish coffee. Bliss.
Then, we went over to my parent's house for feast #1. My grandfather was able to join us. Later that afternoon we went over to my in-law's for yet ANOTHER feast. It was a very full day.
Check out the spread at my parent's house:
Green Bean Casserole
In non-Turkey day news:
I have had a major hankering for sweets these days. I made this recipe for vegan fudge last week.
Then, over the weekend I started missing the pecan pie from Thursday. So, I made this recipe for vegan pecan pie. It turned out really well. Like I usually do when making pecan pie, I substituted bourbon for the vanilla.
Last night, while Brandon was out for a guy's night, I made homemade cinnamon buns. I had a really bad cinnamon bun experience when I was a teenager. I haven't really liked them since. But, I started wanting some more than anything! So, I did some research and found that Lauren Ulm from Vegan Yum Yum had a recipe. She even has a video demonstrating the steps.
This was my first SUCCESSFUL yeast dough attempt. I couldn't be prouder of how they turned out.
AND I was able to use two of the fabulous gifts from my sweet goddaughter Cailyn. For our shared name-day, she gave me a jar of Chinese cinnamon (it's out of this world!) and also some Mexican vanilla. These are extremely worldly cinnamon buns! (C also gave me some glorious Dutch cocoa, and I have already enjoyed several cups of hot cocoa!)
They are sweet. Super sweet. I could only eat a half of one for breakfast. It was a perfect breakfast on this dreary morning at home with my sweet husband.
Yep, Brandon had the morning off, so we enjoyed a leisurely morning together.
After our breakfast we watched "Seraphine" on instant Netflix. It's about Seraphine Louis the French painter. It was a great movie. I highly recommend.
Overall one very sweet day. Part of one very very sweet life.