Chrismukkah and Beyond
Yesterday I went holiday shopping with my friend Brett and I think we may have single-handedly saved the economy.
OK, not really, but jeez the holidays are damn expensive. But you are a BrokeAss, so you know that there is more to the holiday season than consumerism. You know that cooking a beautiful meal doesn’t need to be costly and that it is a wonderful way to show the people in your life that you love them.
So here are some menus for any upcoming holiday cooking you might be planning (I made knishes for Chanukah —now I’m planning what my family calls “Chrismukkah”).
Note: sometimes, when I’m feeling extra BrokeAss, I assign recipes to friends and make the party a potluck, leaving me free to sip wine and boss everyone around instead of rushing to finish everything at the last minute. Just sayin’.
And speaking of wine, I frequently consult Adam’s TJ’s Wine Blitz for great wine that won’t cost me more than $10—an excellent tool.
Quasi-Traditional Holiday Dinner
Feta Walnut Spread with sliced baguette and vegetables
Roast Chicken with Rosemary-Walnut Pesto
Sweet Potato Gratin
Pear Spice Cake with Molasses-Cream Cheese Icing
Vegan Solstice Extravaganza
Chili-Gilded Tempeh Satay
Eggplant-Chickpea Fritters over Zhug
Rice Cakes Over Black Bean Puree With Mango-Avocado Relish and Fried Plantains
Pistachio-Rosewater Cupcakes with Fluffy Vegan Buttercream Frosting
I have a lot of cooking and present-wrapping ahead of me in the next couple of days, so I’m not sure if I’ll be posting much this week, but I want to take this opportunity to wish you, from the bottom of my heart, the happiest of happy holidays and a peaceful new year.