Thursday, December 23, 2010

Question of the day

I'm going to a Christmas dinner and the hostess asked me to bring a side dish. The problem is that there are vegetarian and vegan guests. What should I bring that will be alright for everyone's diet?

I would suggest Vegan Green Bean Casserole. It's a great alternative to a holiday favorite and will be suitable for all the guest's dietary preferences. Here is a recipe for you, it's a little more work that the traditional version, but I'm sure you will be pleased with the result.

Shoppers block? Problem solved!

If any of you are like me, you have people on your list who are not the easiest to shop for. Gift cards are always a great idea but I always feel bad just handing someone a card. No matter what age, everyone loves to open gifts. 

So this year, while standing in line at Safeway, I finally figured it out. I'm not sure about other stores, but Safeway has a huge selection of gift cards with every conceivable dollar amount. I bought gift boxes in all different sizes and put the gift cards inside. 

I finished my shopping in one stop, stayed on budget and have wrapped gifts under the tree. TGFS (thank goodness for Safeway)!