Saturday, September 24, 2022

...9.24...Dinner and a Movie...

...Pasta Primavera for dinnner...I Griddler-ed the veg...of course...
...then I made a vegan alfredo sauce...and added the mixed veg to it...
...cooked some noodz...
...and we ate off our trays in the living room...we've been trying to do better about eating at the table...

...and the Man's choice for the movie was Something's Gotta Give...we both like the actor Jack Nicholson...and this was a sort of funny rom-com...I enjoyed it while knitting...it wasn't serious enough to require much focus...haha...

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

~Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, September 23, 2022

...9.23...Friday Favorites...

...I know I've posted before about Grandma's Veg-O-Matic...I love it so...
...so I thought I'd give you a little demo of how it works...it has these two inserts of parallel cutters...you can use them singly to make 1/4 inch slices...
...or you can place them side by side...and make 1/8 inch slices...like I did for the old fashioned scalloped potatoes...
...but today I wanted diced carrots...which requires two cuts...one with the single wire cutter....and then you place them crosswise...
...put the slices back on the Veg-O-Matic...and make another cut...
...and you get a pile of little perfectly sized cubes...and it's fun...everyone should probably have a Veg-O-Matic...haha...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, September 22, 2022

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

...we love this new (to us) Cinnamon Kashi cereal...so I had that pretty early in the morning...
...and then before proper lunchtime...I was hungry...so I made a sort of big breakfast...using up the last of the blueberry bread...and a tofu scramble...and the Man was making a smoothie and gave me half of a banana that he didn't need...
...and then for dinner...we made this recipe from the new little vegan cookbook...
...the sauce is delicious and tastes exactly like a Chinese restaurant sauce...
...and I Griddler-ed my cauliflower instead of blanching it like the recipe says...
...because carmelized veg (anything really) is just better...
...add that to the sauce...
...and serve it over rice...we also had a big salad...and tofu and an apple with some walnuts...
...it was really delicious...and I'll definitely be making it again...

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

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

...9.21...W.I.P. Wednesday...

...Dollie #2 has a leg...so I've picked up the stitches for the left leg...and I'll follow the pattern for the right leg like I did before...haha...
...and I've started another set of footlets...I really like the first set done in a beige bamboo...and since I don't have enough of that in the stash...I'm going to do the princess sole in the green bamboo leftover from the HOPE sweater of 2014...

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

~Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

...9.20...Tuesdays with Julia...

...we made the delicious Vegan Côtes de Porc Robert/Côtes de Porc Charcutière...lots of dishes have the name Robert for some reason...

...this was really delicious and all of the particulars are over at The Vegan Version...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, September 19, 2022

...9.19...Over the Weekend...

...bright and early Saturday morning...we headed over to the Church for another very successful Car Show...it was a day jam packed with fun...
...I wandered around with the Man admiring all of the old cars...and chatting with the owners and hearing all of the stories...and the Man finally decided on the "Best in Show" at the last minute...he kept going back and forth between two...ignoring my suggestions that the 1973 VEGA should win...hahahaha...
...so I did a late afternoon shop...
...I don't think there's anyting interesting at all...and we're not planning any big 'theme' meals this week...we were out of flour and cornmeal...and I needed some new clothespins...
...and I needed a sympathy card...and I buy most of my cards at the Dollar Store...and y'all know that I love purple...and they happened to have these child sized shorts in purple...and they looked like they would fit a little birthday girl that I know...so I got them...$1.25...
...and then they also had this shirt...also a shade of purple...so I thought...why not...anothe $1.25...the tag is cut...so I was thinking they might be seconds...but I can't find anything at all wrong with it...it makes a cute little purple size 4 play outfit...dontchyathink...?
...and you know how my mind works...I have a mental catalogue of everything in my stash...HA!...and I immediately thought of this slinky stretchy material...I actually thought it had some of the darker colour of purple in it...but still...
...it looks ok with the purple shorts...so I was thinking a twirly slinky skirt over the shorts would be a fun play outfit as well...
...and it may have time to get all the way to Japan before her party next weekend...so I whipped it right up...
...it's not quite a full circle...but pretty twirly just the same...
...and super cute over the shorts and topped with the little tee too...
...and I got a couple of adorable little sidewalk chalks and sent those along too...
...so then the day was pretty much over...and before we went to bed...I put some soybeans on the counter to soak overnight...because I wanted to make some silken tofu again...
...so after Church...I rubbed as many of the skins off as I could...it was a lot...haha...
...and then I blended it up...and hung it in the nut milk bag...
...chilled it quickly in some ice water...
...it was still a little bit foamy...so I skimmed it off and made a latte with the Man's leftover coffee...
...added the epsom salts...
...and divieed it up into cups...
...it made a lot...
...so I put it into two pots to steam...
...then when it was done...I whizzed it up in the Emmie with some cocoa and sugar...
...to make my favorite tofu pudding...
...and finally...again...I had some potatoes that were starting to sprout...so I made us some chips to use those up...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your week!

Saturday, September 17, 2022

...9.17..Dinner and a Movie...

...remember that I bought a bunch of specific things at the grocery store for this Persian Meal...the Man had found a youtube video about this delicious Persian meal and sent me the link...
...so I jotted down some notes...
...we're subbing tofu for the chicken...of course...so night before last...I baked some tofu...it's also going on the grill as kabobs (or Kabubbas in ND...haha)...I just wanted it to be a little bit firmer for grilling...
...also the day before...I cut up the onion and pepper...made the saffron tea (reserved some for the rice)...
...added olive oil, salt, pepper, vegan mayonnaise and the pre-baked tofu to a tupperware...
...and shook it up to coat everything nicely...
...and popped it into the fridge to marinate...it smells really good already...
...then I also mixed up the Maast-o Khiar recipe...I'm using the Kite Hill yogurt...it's really yummy...but costs $6...crazy...
...I grated one of the cucumbers we were gifted last weekend...
...added the yogurt, salt, pepper, garlic and mint...
...it's a really simple and delicious sauce...it reminds me a lot of Tzatziki...
...and then finally...I made the Shirazi Salad...which is just a nice fresh cucumber and tomato salad...I just chopped up similar amounts of cucumber and tomato and red onion...
...and a handful each of mint and cilantro...
...added salt, pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil...definitely my kind of salad...I love-love-love cilantro and mint...
...then last night...I made the rice...while the Man was cooking the kababs on the grill...I loved the container for this Basmati rice...that it pours like a milk carton...
...cooked the rice with Earth Balance and salt...then added the remaining Saffron Tea from last night...
...stirred that in...and the fragrant rice was done...
...we also grilled some tomatoes on skewers to go alongside...
...and then just served everything all together...
...and it was all so delicious together...the flavors complimented each other so well...just get a little bit of each item on your fork...really really good...and I'm looking forward to eating the leftovers now...haha...

...and I claimed the movie choice...and chose The Imitation Game...a little bit suspenseful for me...but the Man liked it too...sort of a war story...sort of really sad too...and true...

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

~Have a lovely weekend!