Boxing Day 2017 – Blogmas wrap up

Blogmas day 26! Aka, boxing day 2017. What is it about boxing day that has you feeling like the whole world is hungover? Even if you aren’t actually hungover, you can tell that everyone’s in this weird phase. I call it the Christmas morning after.

What morning after am I referring to? Don’t act like you don’t know.

You know, the walk of shame. Boxing day is the walk of shame of the holidays. Think about it. Everyone’s kind of awkward, you’re not quite sure if you should hang around or vacate your in-laws. Also, it’s almost like everyone involved doesn’t really want to talk about it. Just clean up the mess, throw it out onto the sidewalk and start thinking about New Years.

Christmas with my in-law’s

This Christmas was a great one. We spent it in Cape Breton with my in-law’s and that whole side of the family. The only thing missing was my older sister-in-law and her two kids. We had so much fun visiting with family, catching up and just watching Christmas through our toddler’s eyes. It seemed like this year’s theme was tonka trucks and anything with wheels for the little man. Not that he’d complain about it because that’s pretty much all he’s interested in.

Look what hubby bought me! A branded wine glass! He knows me so well.

While everyone chowed down on Turkey, I made myself a Tofurkey. Yep, I’m aware that I did a whole post about how to make a vegetarian Christmas dinner. However, time wasn’t on my side. It’s a hell of a lot harder to plan what you want to eat when you’re staying at someone’s place. I didn’t want to feel like I was intruding or in the way. Next weekend we’ll be doing another round of Christmas with my parents so I will plan ahead for that!

Want to know what my basting recipe was?

  • 1/2 freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • Brown sugar to taste

Pour half on the roast and veggies. Then, when you have 10 minutes of bake time left pour the other half and finish uncovered!

In my Christmas Eve post, I highlighted one of the best and one of the worst memories I had ever had at Christmas. If you go read that, you’ll know why Boxing day is a weird, somber, awkward day for my family. This year marks nearly 20 years since my grandfather passed which is really weird to think about.

I also made some super tasty vegan eggnog white Russians!


Vodka, and vegan eggnog, with ice. Duh!

Check out some of the pictures from this year’s Christmas day with our family!

I wish all the best for you and your’s!

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