dressed up like a lady: Merry Christmas, Baby (You Sure Do Treat Me Nice.)

Dec 31, 2010

Merry Christmas, Baby (You Sure Do Treat Me Nice.)

MC and I are back from our holiday visits to both of or families, and we had a really wonderful time. So did Chi, who got to stay at my mom and pop's and be spoiled with attention.

We're home just in time for us to both play some shows on New Years Eve (did I ever mention that we're musicians? I'll post about that some time!), before dancing away the stroke of midnight at the Bang!

Before we took off for our week of familial madness, we had our own little gift exchange.

 Why am I so obsessed with giving MC tiny versions of things as gifts?

 And why does he give me such horrifying cards?

MC gave me this beautiful antique Lucite World War II Air Force Sweetheart pendant. Thinking of the airman who ordered this and sent it home to his girl just about makes me cry.

Same goes for these antique World War II Air Force Sweetheart EARRINGS! What's really amazing about these is that they were modified by hand -- created by splitting up the wings on a pin! The airman responsible for these gets even more credit. (As does MC!)

He even got me a personalized Urban Dictionary mug, to match the one I got him!

I had one adventurous commenter who took me up on the offer to supply my recipes for the vegan food I made for our trip, and I'll transcribe them shortly. In the meantime, here's my favorite recipe for what I like to call Spirits Strength Vegan Hot Coco:

  1/3 Cup Cocoa
3 Tbsp. Honey or Agave
3 Cups Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, or Soy Milk
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Vanilla 
Pinch of Salt
Sugar or Stevia to Taste
Dandies Vegan Marshmallows

Mix the cocoa and cinnamon in a pan, and add the honey or agave. Mix with a fork vigorously to make a paste, and then add your non-milk and put on a range at medium heat. Mix studiously until smooth and combined. Add sugar or stevia until it reaches desired sweetness. Add the vanilla and salt. When the coco is hot enough for your preference, pour into the mug your boyfriend just got you, add some Dandies vegan marshmallows (and some rum, if you're the drinkin' kind) and watch some TrueBlood or 30 Rock on DVD.

Have a great New Year! See you in 2011!


  1. Yay! Can't wait for the recipes!

    I love Dandies--I was so thrilled when we found them :)
    Your cat is super cute, too. His/her name is Chi? There's an anime called Chi's Sweet Home about a kitten that's really sweet!

  2. I really like that your hot cocoa recipe includes instructions on how to enjoy it best - clearly, 30 Rock makes it taste that much better!

    I hope 2011 will be a fantastic and ofcourse stylish year ☺

  4. Hey KaliC, I haven't forgotten about the recipes -- hopefully they'll be in the next post!

    Also: I haven't seen Chi's Sweet Home, but my cat is named Chi, and what's really funny is he is named after an anime character! When I first found him as a kitten, a friend had just shown me the first few episodes of a show called Chobits. Chi was actually a girl character, but I liked how the name had a lot of inflection -- I was hoping it would help my cat learn to come when I called him. It worked too!

    Okay I'm off to see if there's any Chi's Sweet Home on YouTube...;)


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