Riddle I can’t solve: why Christmas decorations cost 83 million dollars.
I have been a full-blown, emerging adult for, like, four years now, and have gone four Christmases sans decorations.
It is not because I am the Grinch, though I am the world champion Grinch face-maker and will one day prove this to you all, but I digress!
It is because I do not see the point spending triple digits on items that are displayed in my home for 4 weeks max. The only person around to appreciate them is Topanga and she’s color blind. Alas, my festive hunk decided we simply MUST join the masses this year and decorate. I will admit, it was nice drinking pomosas and dancing to Christmas music and having Garr hook the ornaments for me so I could really focus on my vision for the tree.
My vision is “red and gold” because I did not want to spend money on a third color of ornaments.
Time: 1 1/2 hours (prep + cooking) | Serves: 6
- 1 can of whole tomatoes
- 2 cans of cannellini beans, rinsed + drained
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 carrots, peeled + chopped
- 2 tbsp. of garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp. of white wine vinegar
- 3 cups of vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup of raw cashews
- 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 1 cup of spinach
- 1 tbsp. of olive oil
- 1 tbsp. of crushed red pepper
- S+P, to taste
- Heat oil in a stock pot over low-medium heat
- Add onion + S+P, cook for 3-4 minutes
- Add garlic + carrots + S+P, cook another 10 minutes
- Add tomatoes + cook for another 8 minutes
- Add vinegar + 1 can of white beans + broth + thyme + crushed red pepper + S+P, simmer for 20 minutes
- Turn off heat + remove thyme springs
- Blend with an immersion blender until smooth
- Add remaining beans + spinach + a lil more S+P if you like
- Serve hot
- Tuck in your bib + settle into your highchair + have someone spoon feed you this
Adapted from here!