We had an easy drive into Tampa and stopped for lunch on our way. Scott had made a reservation for us at their "usual" Christmas spot but we had no idea where that was or what kind of plant-based options we would have, so we brought a lot of stuff from "home" and stopped to pick up more to get us through a couple of days - and what a good idea that turned out to be!
We started out Christmas day with a lovely walk across the bridge, which is just a few steps from Doano's house, over the intercoastal waterway to Belleair Beach and after opening a few fun gifts we settled in for a lazy day of reading, napping, noshing, and tv watching.
For some unknown reason Scott and Doano had cancelled the restaurant reservation and ordered a holiday turkey dinner from Publix. They had eaten one of these meals before and thought it was great. Bill and Scott headed over to the market around 6 to pick up our (as advertised) "ready to eat' meal only to find the dinner for 4-6 people was not available and only the 8-10 person meal was available and that meal was FROZEN!! Hmmm....not so good, but we didn't care because there really wasn't anything we would eat anyway and as luck would have it we had brought a delicious navy bean soup, that Bill had made the night before, down with us and a bunch of greens and vegetables for a lovely salad. So a very healthy Christmas meal was had by all and I don't think any of us were one bit upset about the "upset"!!
I had done a little vegan-friendly Christmas day restaurant scouting and had found a Thai restaurant, with good reviews, that was open. We over ordered, as we usually do, to provide for some yummy leftovers and we all had a great time!
|Yummy Thai food!|