Tuesday, November 19, 2019

...Tuesdays with Julia...Vegan Homard Thermidor...

...we used lobster mushrooms to make a vegan version of Lobster Thermidor...
...there were lots of steps...
...but it was really good...in the way that most things smothered in vegan cream and butter are...and then gratinéed...it was delicious...

...and all of the particulars are over at The Vegan Version...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, November 18, 2019

...11.18...Over the Weekend...

...ok...it's been over 21 years since I've gotten to spend so much time with a babe as sweet and cheerful as this one...
...she really does remind me a lot of her Daddy...and at almost 2 months old now...she's developing quite the little personality...
...of course I did the weekly vegan shopping...
...some of the highlights...Miyoko's Vegan Cream Cheese...can't wait to try that on an everything bagel...
...fresh leeks...
...an overflowing fruit bowl...I'll be making some applesauce soon...and maybe an apple pie too...I got a bunch of Granny Smiths...
...a bunch of lemons...I'll freeze some in 1 Tbls cups for recipes...
...but most of it is just in a pint jar in the fridge to add to my morning water for an extra boost of vitamin c during this flu season...

...I was amazed at how many seeds there were in these few lemons...
...I just prepped the pineapple for snacking...
...and baked a block of tofu...also just to have on hand and at the ready...
...and for dinner I think I made about the best zucchini casserole I've ever made...
...for one thing I put a ton of vegan cheese on it...because I wanted to use up what was left in a bag and didn't gauge it quite right...but also...because the zucchinis were really flavorful...which is odd because they are somewhat out of season right now...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your week!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

...Dinner and a Movie...11.15...

...I made a kind of vegan 'hamburger' stew for dinner...
...carrots, celery, potatoes vegan broth...cooked and thickened...with some thyme and bay leaf...then I browned a couple of veggie burgers in Earth Balance and added them whole to the broth...I didn't want them to just fall apart and crumble but keep some texture...
...it was really yummy...comfort food...with some Grandma's mashed, Brussels sprouts (that my sweet sissie left with us before she left on her boat...she cleaned out her freezer)...and come of my sweet M.I.L.'s sweet corn...she brought several pints for our pre-Thanksgiving meal...and there was a lot leftover...

...the stew was really good...and warming...it's been unseasonably cool and windy here...we had lows in the 20's (-5° C)...we don't usually see temps that low until January or February...

...and the movie was Becoming Astrid...I really enjoyed it...it was really good...and subtitled...so not sure the Man enjoyed it very much...it's a story about some people...a beloved author remembers herself as a young single mother struggling to keep and raise her young son... ...what have you been watching lately?...

~Have a lovely day!

Friday, November 15, 2019

...Friday Favorites...a bunch of beans...

...the Man went crazy on Amazon...buying beans...lots of different varieties...I can't wait to try them all...
...and he also got some fancy vegan broth bases...a vegan beef one, a vegan chicken one, and just a veggie one...I've actually had these once before when we lived in North Dakota...one of our sweet parishioners got me some at the BX (Base Exchange) in Grand Forks...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

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

...for brekkie...after a smoothie...which I didn't photograph for some reason...it was peanut butter and banana and it was really yummy...I had a big bowl of buttery (or Earth Balance-y) grits...
...then for lunch I was craving pizza...so I got some of my homemade vegan mozzarella out of the freezer and grated it...and I also had some vegan pepperoni in there...
...and I made a single serve pizza for lunch...it turned out perfectly...and was just what I wanted...
...really yummy...
...and I had a salad and some grapes with that...
...then for dinner...as often happens...I made a pan of cornbread...
...to go with some beans and greens...I'll post about the beans tomorrow...

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

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

...W.I.P. Wednesday...11.13...

...well...the black/white yarn that I thought would pass for grey...actually wound up producing a weird striped effect...
...and also...as I suspected...they are very short socks...anklets really...but that's fine...I'll definitely still wear them...but I think I may be on the lookout for some more grey yarn...

...oh...and sock # 2 is almost finished as well...

...what's in your workbasket?...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, November 11, 2019

...11.9...Over the Weekend...

...this is from earlier in the week...but they finished the new roof on the Parsonage...it looks really good...
...Mom came for another visit...we had a really nice time...
...and she came bearing gifts...as she usually does...her fabulous vegan coated cookies...we usually only get these at Christmas...
...and some dried apples...
...then...we drove down to Columbia with our Airman...where they have a huge Veterans Day Parade...and I forgot my camera...and I need to check the settings on my phone...the Man told me that the photos I sent him from my phone were grainy...
...Our Airman was on his way back to his base and not in uniform...we had a lot of fun though...
...everyone was cheering...
...and it's so impressive when the big equipment rolls by...

...we had lunch together...and all too soon it was time to say good-bye...

Happy Veterans Day!