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There was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus?

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Please tell me you know the quote… If not, go out and rent Love, Actually right now! It’s one of my favorite movies. (Hello, Colin Firth!)

Apparently, there were more than three kings present at the birth of Jesus as well:

King Henry (the eighth?), thinking he’s all high-and-mighty, wanted in on the Nativity-Scene action. Or maybe he was just looking to eat the Baby Jesus as a snack? Bad puppy! Thirty “Our Fathers” for you, Henry!

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. vegannurse says:

    I LOVE Love Actually.. one of my faves!

    Haha, Henry looks so adorable!

    Mmm.. pasta.. I haven’t had it in a while, actually, and your meal made me get a craving for it!

    Now I know what’s for din din tomorrow, ;-).

    Coconut date roll? MMM! Where did you get that? And great idea about the “baking”.. sounds delish!

    Hope you’re having a great week!

  2. River says:

    Now I just have to rent Love Actually!

    King Henry is such a cutie! I love how his little ears stick out!

    Your din-din looks yumlicious indeed. Your roasted red peppers never fail to make me drool!

  3. aredcardigan says:

    hehehe i love “love actually”.

    It’s my christmas must see movie!!!

    mmmmm pasta…yums.

  4. talesofexpansion says:

    yay, love actually!! that’s *actually* the only dvd i own … love it!

    and what an innovative way to prepare your date roll. looks deeeeelicious!

  5. ttfn300 says:

    great movie :) and that pasta, so fresh and bright! i’ve seen those date rolls but haven’t “bitten the bullet” yet and bought them :) (i only realized how funny that was when typing!!

  6. jane says:

    oh man, i recognized that quotation right away! Love Actually is one of my favorite movies. colin firth is attractive, but my favorite guy from that movie is the cute little blond kid! okay, that sounds weird, but i mean that in a non-creepy way haha :)

  7. Aimee says:

    That meal looks so amazing!! If only pasta at restaurants looked like that!!

  8. shelby says:

    Dinner looks delectable and so does that coconut date roll! Mmm, Mmm.

  9. imadedinner says:

    I love that she was “first lobster”

  10. Meg says:

    Yeah for pasta! I have never had a coconut date roll!

  11. gina (fitnessista) says:

    ooooh i adore love actually! it’s one of those movies i watch every time i see it’s on tv
    the pasta looks wonderful!
    hope your night is fabulous 😀

  12. sweetandfit says:

    i looove love love LOVE Actually, the scene with the christmas carolers is my favorite!

  13. selina says:

    wow. i've seen love actually & i don't remember that line. i love that movie. :)

    henry is adorable!!!

  14. maybepigscanfly says:

    I knew the quote right away. I think I must have watched Love Actually at least once a week while I was living in Peru. Maybe it was some sort of comforts of home. Colin Firth…. never too much Colin (I Love him in Pride and Prejudice).

    Simple sauteed veg and pasta is always satisfying!

  15. tofufreak says:

    yurm :)

    i so want your pasta! it looks so yumlicious 😀

  16. Katie says:

    The little boy in Love, Actually is just about the cutest thing to have ever graced the earth.

    Love that nativity scene!

  17. talieworld says:

    I have been meaning to see Love Actually forever!! Everyone saids its really good!

    Your pasta looks delish! Great idea on your veggie combonation.

  18. shellyfish says:

    Love Actually is so sweet – I saw it when I was pregnant, and got so choked up with the Liam Neeson character.
    Now I have the song “Henry the VIII” in my head!

  19. Virginia says:

    what a healthy and colorful dinner! i have never seen love, actually. maybe i will check it out soon.

  20. miss v says:

    i’ve never had brussel sprouts with pasta… sounds super yum!

  21. Lauren says:

    Henry is so adorable! Perhaps a good boyfriend for Ginger? But I have to warn you, she swings both ways..haha!! :)

    Yummy pasta, love pasta with veggies! And cocnut rolls are my favorite!

  22. mtbVegan says:

    pasta rules.

  23. Sanja says:

    Haha, I recognized that quote immediately. I LOVE Love Actually. I watch it every Christmas. And yes, hello Colin. :-)

  24. chocolatecoffeekitchen says:

    I looove me some brussels sprouts :) and Love Actually has to be one of the greatest movies ever, I always watch it around Christmas-time with like 8 of my best girlfriends and we just sit around and be sappy with it. haha :)

  25. Little Girl's Mom says:

    Ooh, I think you just changed my mind about dinner. I’m going to make pasta! I have leftover brocolli, but I think that will be as good as brussel sprouts.

    By the way, my pup has developed a big head from your compliment. Thanks a lot! He-he (King Henry’s probably just as full of himself as Little Girl is, so you know what I mean.)

  26. Kiki says:

    Henry is so adorable! How old is he? Yes, pasta is the best. Your dish looks so pretty, and I love red peppers! And the “baked” coconut date roll is a really cool idea.

  27. Sagan says:

    One of the best movies of all time:D

  28. Emma the Eco-Princess! says:

    Love Actually is one of my favourite films ever. That scene at the end where everybody is meeting people in the airport… Gah! Makes me cry every time lol

    That pasta looks yummy! I adore pasta, and I eat far too much of it! =)

  29. Vegyogini says:

    I LOVE Love, Actually! My favorite scene is the one with the cue cards. It gets me every time. Oh, and when Hugh Grant sings a carol for the little girls and they do the running man dance to it! Oh, and when Collin Firth proposes to Aurelia. Ok, I’ll stop now, but I really do love that movie!

  30. Jen aka Jewbacca says:

    what a colorful pasta dish. brussels sprouts are awesome in just about everything.

  31. VeganCowGirl says:

    I love that you love Love Actually.

    I love that your dog is super hilarious.

    I love that you love brussel sprouts.

    You kick!

  32. sassy stephanie says:

    Looks seriously scrumptious.

  33. vegwife says:

    I *love* “Love Actually”! Such an endearing movie! :)

    The pasta looks deelish!

  34. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) says:

    I love veggie heavy pasta – what a beautiful plate! Oh, and great idea on the coconut date roll. I never thought to do that, and I love those things.j

    Have a good Thursday evening Katie!

    PS – We can’t put our nativity scene out since we got our dogs. They love Jesus AND Joseph…Mary too. For some reason, they weren’t fans of the Wise Men. Go figure. :)

  35. laci says:

    Aww Henry! I am such a wimp for doggie love <3 And I love that movie "love actually"! Thomas Sangster is adorable… and it's pretty hilarious. Great meal too Katie! 😀

  36. Bianca says:

    Yum….tasty Baby Jesus! HA! Your pasta really does look tasty though. I love a simple meal of sauteed veggies and whole wheat noodles.

  37. Vita-VEGAN-Vegamin says:

    Loving the meal of the day!

  38. Erin of Care to Eat says:

    Love that movie. :) I also love your smushing of the date roll! I’ll have to try that! Maybe I’ll smush two of them and make a little sandwich and PB filling – just you wait girly!

  39. Mrs. LC says:

    Yum, looks delicious, and I love Love, Actually!

  40. Veg-a-Nut says:

    Your meals are always so creative and yummy!

    King Henry is a cutie!!!

  41. strongandhealthy says:

    I love that movie!

    Yum! That looks great!

  42. cherry_lips says:

    aaa delicious recipe!!
    i had something similar the other day, and i covered the pasta with this sauce that had peanut butter and sesame seeds in it. It was glorious!
    and i tried my oatmeal with peanut butter too, it was great :)
    thanks for the great ideas:)

  43. nicole says:

    that looks really yummy!

  44. Bethany says:

    poor king henry, being accused of crimes he isn’t even thinking of. he’s just moping around waiting for you to start making butternut squash treats for him.

    I think you should rename your blog to the butternut vegan.