The last two days have been a bit of a whirlwind. We invited our Priest and Matushka over for dinner last night and I was in full speed cleaning mode for the last two days. Since the house is an active construction zone there was quite a bit of stuff to clean and organize to make the house presentable. We managed, but just barely, the word frantic comes to mind. I was attempting to get to the computer for a quick post but I think Genevieve sensed the excitement, she has been sleeping poorly the last two nights and would only go to sleep with substantial rocking. I attempted to slip away from her during one of her naps yesterday, stealth mode style and I managed to get one foot out the door and… “Where are you going? Can I come?” Nap over.
Dinner was a success. We had Roast Beef, Butternut squash, Roasted beets, a salad and Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese frosting and soaked walnuts. Yum! I would have taken pictures but we ate too fast, I thought about it while looking at the empty dishes. Oops. I find so much joy in cooking, especially when it’s nourishing food that’s good for my family and guests. The dinner itself was healthy, no sugar or flour but then I decided I wanted to make cake and well… not so healthy.
I’ve also had these lovelies sitting on my counter. Vegan Pumpkin spice bread! They are delicious, if I do say so myself. You can’t even tell they are vegan. I made them to send a dear family I know in celebration of their youngest daughter’s baptism but I forgot that Monday was a holiday, and didn’t have my act together on Tuesday.I was afraid shipping them any later than that would push them over the weekend and with no preservatives I didn’t want them going that long. I’ll be making more to send on Monday. So, if you’re reading this, prepare for some goodies.