Blogoween Day 25 – Witchcrafting We–Thursday: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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No Vacancy podcast today because I’m taking a little break from the serial this week while we move, but I do have yesterday’s video ready for today, so heck yeah! I did a little baking in my brand new kitchen that doesn’t have a fridge yet, so that was a lot of fun.

On a side note: I can’t believe Blogoween is almost over! I’ve kinda been checked out this past week and not creating the quality of stuff that I’d like, so this weekend is going to be nose to the grindstone type stuff. I still need to NaNo prep, visit a Halloween store (I haven’t been to one yet this season! What the heck??”), and get my actual Halloween costume done. The season’s gone by too fast!

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Blogmas: Dinner

So I thought I was prepared for Christmas. Presents bought and wrapped, plans laid out, decorations and comfiness abounding, then I realized that I had no idea what we were going to eat! Husband and I have been eating out so much recently I forgot that cooking was an option and that nothing is really open on Christmas day, and I don’t really want to make someone else cook for me on Christmas. Plus, I vowed to actually do Christmas this year, and that includes a fancy dinner!

But this is also my first Christmas as a vegetarian (pescatarian, to be fair, but only like twice a month). Husband isn’t vegetarian, but he really enjoys a lot of meat-free dishes, so I put together a menu that’s going to be bangin’. I don’t usually do recipes exactly as they’re suggested (unless I’m baking), so I’ll be doing a version of the following:

Mushroom Parcels (say it like an English person, drop the “r”, it’s so much fancier)

Twice Baked Potatoes (I’m stuffing mine with broccoli too I think)

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Baked Brie/Camembert

I also bought a mini apple pie for dessert from the Publix bakery. This thing is legit adorable, just wait til you see it, But you won’t until Christmas!

It’s going to be a cheesy menu, but we will probably need it. We went to a hibachi tonight with lovely couple, and while that food is amazing, we always vacate our bowels afterwards. In fact, I’m blogging from the toilet right now! We also did a gift exchange with lovely couple, but that deserves its very own blog and, frankly, more energy than I have right now. Just know that omg it was ah-may-zing!