Janet from "The Gardener's Cottage" recently posted a smart holiday survival guide. Her blog has calming effects on her readers. I have no idea how she does it, her writing is an antidote for many words that get said and written in the blogsphere.
Back to her holiday survival guide. The bottom line (as I read it) is: organise. now.
Only the butternut (pumpkin) lacked inspiration. Spicy hummus with chili did set it right though.
After the meal Mr Paula and I brainstormed, where this strudel may lead to: add some sliced roasted seitan or maybe crumbled fried smoked tofu?
Anyhow, this test run did make a festive appearance, with its colours. It accompanies red wine very nicely and I am fully satisfied, in more than just one way.