Tuesday, September 22, 2020

...9.22...Tuesdays with Julia...

...we made the delicious VEGAN OEUFS SUR CANAPÉS...OEUFS EN CROUSTADE...two titles on this one...
...it was so good...I'll definitely be making it again...

...and all of th eparticulars are over at The Vegan Version...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, September 21, 2020

...9.21...Over the Weekend...

...I got up super early to grab just a few things at the grocery store...nothing of note...except the vegan chocolate chips..and the Bugles...the Man was just wondering the other day if they still made Bugles...so I looked for some for him...haha...
...then we went over to the Fellowship Hall for the return of the Community Breakfast...this is the first one we've had since February...and it was all social distanced with masks...tape on the floor to show you where to stand and take out only...so different...but then most things are nowadays...

...the turnout was surprisingly good...no one knew quite what to expect...but I think people are ready for just about any attempt to return to normal...
...my vegan bowl of grits and coffee...
...during the breakfast...about 100 vintage cars went by...blowing their horns and waving...so that was fun...the local classic car club had organized a "drive by"...we had planned on having a classic car show at the breakfast...but that's not possible right now...
...Our Airman granduated from his rescue training...
...and received his certificate and a neat coin...
...after the breakfast I did some laundry...we're having PERFECT early fall weather right now...and I love hanging clothes out on the line...
...after that...we headed back over to the Fellowship Hall to set up for a little socially distanced...drop in party...because...
...this little one is about to turn ONE!!!
...we put up some Bee-day decorations...
...she was having a ball with all the activity...
...her Mommy and Daddy had gotten her a ball pit for her birthday...and so we set that up and she enjoyed it...while waiting for people to 'drop by'...
...we set up a Bee-day snack table...with her smash cake...
...and then it was time to open some gifts...you know the paper and wrapping is the most fun part...
...time to FaceTime with Daddy...
...and time for another Bee-day cake...this was the topper from the Airman's Wife's Baby Shower cake...and she'll get it all to herself...
...she's pretty tentative at first...she's not 'supposed to' make a mess with her food you know...
...but pretty soon...she digs right in...
...she says...'have some Grandmommy'...
...all too soon it was time for them to come by the house and say one last goodbye before they flew back to New Mexico...I'm sure Our Airman will be happy to have them home...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your week!...

Saturday, September 19, 2020

...9.19...Dinner and NO movie...

...well...I'll sort of show you what we had for dinner...because for some reason...I didn't take a photo of the finished dinner...oh well...
...I made some snack-y bits...pita and black olives...
...and I cooked some fresh spinach...
...it wilts down a lot...
...and in the end you don't have a lot of spinach...
...I baked some vegan meatballs in some of the Man's delicious spaghetti sauce...
...but I did not take a photo of the meal...which included a proper salad...and some garlic bread...I'm sure you can imagine it though...
...and I made a double batch of the Adonis Cake...and baked it in my prettiest bundt pan...
...and I made the tofu chocolate frosting...
...and filled up the center of the cake and topped it with a #1 candle...because the Airman's Baby is almost ONE...
...so after dinner...we sang happy birthday and lit the candle...
...and then we cut the cake and added some more frosting...
...and then...instead of a movie...we did this...
...and this...it's actually a sippy cup...not a bottle...
...later...we ate some graham crackers...
...we went out into the backyard to watch Jack...and play with the flowers...
...and after a little accident (and no fresh clothes)...we dug out one of her Daddy's old onsies...so CUTE!...

...but...what have you been watching lately?...

~Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, September 18, 2020

..9.18...Friday Favorites...

...we've had so much fun this week playing with our little granddaughter...she is such a joy...and we had a couple of absolutely gorgeous days this week...and lots of fun outside...
...but then we've had a couple of really rainy days too...but we've had lots of fun inside too...she loves Po...and the baby doll...just not when it cries...we know now that it cries right after it laughs...so once it laughs we take it out of the room and press it's tummy out of her hearing...and then bring it back ready to coo and laugh because she scrunches up her little face and starts to cry when it cries...it's so sweet that she is so empathetic though...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

...9.17...What I Ate in a Day...as a Vegan...

...I started off the morning with some tea...of course...and an apple and some pecans...
...then I mixed some frozen blueberries into some homemade vegan yogurt...and let that sit a bit...
...when it had thawed...I stirred the blueberries into the yogurt...it was so very good...
...and then...I'm still calling this breakfast...since I'm not snacking...haha...I had half of an everything bagel and some homemade vegan cream cheese...this batch was made with the leftover almond pulp/meal from making almond milk...
...then for lunch...I sliced up one of those gorgeous firm green tomatoes...
...coated it with a little bit of cornmeal and 'fried' it in the Foreman Grill...no oil needed...
...and I ate that whole plate of green tomato...the Man does not care for 'fried' green tomatoes...but he could have had some if he wanted...wink...
...and then to finish off lunch...I defrosted a couple of muffin cups of vegetable soup from the freezer...
...for dinner I used the Foreman Grill again to make some 'fried' okra...I'm glad that this works so well...because that would really be a lot of oil today if I were really frying all these veggies...
...boiled some golden potatoes...the Man and I each had a whole one and a half...
...and I had made some cubed tofu for another recipe...and I had some leftover...kindof strange to eat it like this but it was still good...I had Heinz 57 with the tofu...and some broccoli (also made in the Foreman Grill)...

...what did you eat yesterday?...

~Have a lovely day!