Tuesday, November 30, 2010
VeganMoFo IV: Baskets, Road Trips, and More!
I can't believe it's over already! Well, sorta. This month feels like it started forever ago, but the year is swiftly coming to an end and I'm wondering where the time went. This has been my favorite VeganMoFo to date. I just felt more connected to a community that I have come to thoroughly enjoy over the past few years. I saw some of the greatest blogging in my life this year. There are tons of new blogs I fell in love with (and thousands of posts I have to read). More than anything, I'm proud of pushing myself further than I ever thought I'd go. So, thanks to everybody for a wonderful November! I have a ton of blogs to catch up on but I will do it...even if it takes several months. :)
I decided to make a short video about my vegan journey and why I know I'll be vegan for the rest of my life. Pardon the video thumbnail. Youtube seriously hates me because there was this one and two others with my mouth wide open and me looking crazy!
Next month, Era and I are taking the dogs and driving to San Antonio. I'm dreading it a bit because of my Spring Break trip, but I'll have another driver with me this time so it shouldn't be so bad. I'm excited and trying to think of some good, healthy road trip foods because I hate wasting money at fast food places and would rather not stop. I'm the type of road tripper who loves going for 5 hours straight, only stopping to get gas.
I've also spent today thinking about Christmas/Festivus gifts to give to the family. I'm doing gift bags this year because I can't afford more than that until Southern California decides it wants to hire people again. I always love making gift baskets or bags because it's cheap but takes a lot of effort. I thought I'd share my formula with you.
I try to go with something sweet, something savory, something inedible, and something d-i-y. I'm still trying to narrow down the cookies I'm making. But I think I'm going with a couple of different cookies, biscotti, breads, and crackers. Also thinking candy and spiced nuts. Each person gets a little of each. Here are examples of stuff I did in the past.
Jam, Wholesome cookies
Three kinds of cookies
Cookies, toffee, bread
Board Game, Cards
Chips, Snack Mix
The possibilities are endless. That's why I love giving them. It's never a boring ordeal. What do you like to put in a gift basket or bag?