Friday, April 09, 2021

...4.9...Friday Favorites...

...the kiddos had their maternity photos taken at a local Okinawan lighthouse...it's so beautiful there...

...they turned out so nice...not too much longer 'til the new little one will arrive...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, April 08, 2021

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

...breakfast was just my regular bowl of mixed up cereal and fruit with boughten almond milk...
...then for lunch...we had a grapefruit in the fruit bowl that was starting to get a little bit shriveled...so I wanted to just use it up...and I sliced it like the Man does his...and sprinkled it with this stevia instead of sugar...
...and I had a bowl of potato soup (frozen in muffin cups in the freezer) with some crumbled up cornbread...also from the the freezer...it was a good (if weird) lunch...haha...
...while I was getting those things out of the freezer...I came across this...it's from our beach trip with the kiddos back in November...so I thawed that out and made a quick little bowl of angel hair pasta just to use it up...and it made a really good afternoon snack...
...and then dinner is nothing out of the ordinary either...I marinated and then baked the tofu in some of the broth mix I had left over from the last trip up to mom's and I had some vegan stuffing in the freezer and some of that orange cranberry relish...and I made us some potatoes, green beans and rolls to go with it...it had a very Thanksgiving sort of taste about it...even on a tray in front of the TV...which is honestly where we are still eating most of our meals...I think we need to get back to the table more...haha...
...later in the evening I wanted something sweet...so I made a cookie in a cup...
...and microwaved it...
...it was delicious...and unfortunately...I burned my tongue on it...oh well...

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

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

...4.7...W.I.P. Wednesday...The Easter Sweater F.O. ...

...so about 11:30 PM Saturday before Easter I finished weaving in the last of the threads...spread out flat like this it's hard to imagine how you wear it...haha...
...but the top of the circle (oval) becomes a collar...and the rest of the circle just drapes...oh so nicely...around the back and waist...

...it's the DROPS Fall Festival sweater...and the yarn is the Caron Cakes Twist of Lime that the kiddos gave me for Christmas...
...here's a photo I snapped over at the Church before service...I thought about adding some sort of closure to the front...but in the end I just decided to let it drape open...
...and the back is really the star of this sweater anyway...

...I wore it with the long (also drapey) purple top my sweet sissie gave me for my birthday...and the white skirt the kiddos gave me for my birthday...

...and also observing the 'no white shoes 'til after Memorial Day rule...haha...

~Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

...4.6...Tuesdays with Julia...

...for our Easter dinner...
...we made VEGAN GIGOT DE PRÉ-SALÉ RÔTI...or Vegan Roast Leg of Lamb...
...and we served it with the Vegan Sauce Spéciale à l’ Ail pour Gigôt...or Vegan Garlic Sauce for Roast Lamb...

...it was a delicious Easter dinner...and all of the particulars are over at The Vegan Version...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, April 05, 2021

...4.5...Over the Weekend...

...of course...the main event over the weekend was Easter Sunday...

...don't know if I've mentioned it here before...but since we started having the socially distanced services again...I've been the only acolyte serving in the Chancel area with the Man...so this is just a snap from the service cameras of me lighting the candles...wearing my Easter Sweater...I'll do a proper update on W.I.P. Wednesday...
...and speaking of Easter...it was just the Man and I this year...which is odd...but we're getting used to it...and I'll do a post tomorrow about the Vegan Gigot...
...I did not do an InstaCart pickup this week...

...we had the Maundy Thursday service and then Good Friday...so there was no Dinner and a Movie this week...but when we got home from Church Friday evening...we made a quick pizza...and I mixed a perfectly delicious sauce...but I didn't write anything down...so it's unlikely that I'll be able to replicate it exactly...boo...
...and since the oven was on...I sliced some tofu to bake alongside the pizza...and I sliced a potato to top the pizza as well...
...not sure where I saw this idea...some YouTube video probably...
...baked tofu ready for the fridge...
...and I thought the pizza was good...the Man says he'll forego potato pizza in the future...haha...
...other than the vegan lamb...I made a vegan Carrot cake...using a boxed mix...mixed my ground flaxseed with some aqua faba for the eggs...
...carefully greased the pretty pan...
...and then floured it...I have a problem with cakes sticking to this pan...so I'm really careful to make sure every mm is covered...
...and I used applesauce for the oil...
...and then just mixed up the cake mix and poured it in the pan...easie peasie...
...baked...
...and a perfect unmolding this time...

...I hope you all had a blessed Easter with your families...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your week!

Thursday, April 01, 2021

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

...breakfast...was a bowl of mixed cereal with store-bought (YAY) almond milk...
...morning snack was a slice of toast with peanut butter and banana sprinkled with flaxseeds...
...lunch was some chili from the freezer...with a chopped up roma tomato on top... and a few leftover Foreman grilled sweet potatoes...
...afternoon snack...was a pretty lackluster tomato sandwich...made with a store-bought roma...can't wait for those first garden fresh tomatoes of the summer...
...and dinner was another hodge-podge of leftovers...BBQ sauce with baked tofu cubes for dipping...a couple of muffin cups of potato soup from the freezer with a cornbread muffin (also frozen)...a bowl of rice and a big salad...

...not very interesting...I know...what did you eat yesterday?....

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

...3.31...W.I.P. Wednesday...

...I got last year's Easter sweater out of the tote that I put it in when we didn't have an Easter service last year...(well...we had a totally virtual one)...you can see what it looked like then here...
...and it looks exactly the same now...because...I've not touched it in over a year...

...Kitten is approaching the new thing very trepidatiously...
...she's twitching she's so nervous about it...it must smell really different to her...
...but of course...it's on the floor...so it's hers...she says...

...I've taken off the last few rows and I'm going to redo them with the leftover bits of yarn from the sleeve skeins...that I broke off to make them match...that way I'll use up all of the pretty yarn and the sweater will be a little bit more oval...and longer over my bum...
...and I've made a little more progress with the Vegan Shearling Jacket too...one sleeve is almost finished...and it's going to be really chilly this weekend too...but the jacket will not be finished...

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

~Have a lovely day!