Hello and Good Morning!
I had planned to write a post yesterday, but then the day got away from me. I had a dentist appointment at 8:30 (all fine - just a routine cleaning and xrays) and then work got a bit on the busy side. Oh well, such is life.
Meanwhile, last night we had a vegan dinner! I certainly am not planning to go vegan, but I am trying to incorporate more plant based meals into our diet. This past week while grocery shopping, we came across some vegan "balls." They ended up pretty tasty.
We bought them at Acme, but I think Whole Foods carries this brand as well. They take almost no time to cook in the oven (10 minutes if I remember) and I made some rice and heated up some black beans to go with the balls. I also cut up some scallions to sprinkle over the rice and beans and cut up a mango to add some "coolness" to the meal.
It was really good and a nice change. And - bonus - there are leftovers.
I also had a hankering for some cookies, so baked up some cranberry pistachio cookies. This was a new recipe to me - you whisk together your flour with pistachio pudding mix. The green of the cookies sort of disturbs me - lol - but they tasted pretty good. Not great, but they filled a need:
The plan is to do a bit more baking this weekend, so I will let you know how that goes. Also coming up will be a tofu dinner. You can imagine how excited Fletch is about that! But...again, while shopping this past week, we came across some Extra Firm Tofu that is already cubed. I will weight it down to expel as much moisture as I can and somewhere in my papers is a recipe for cubed tofu marinated in a mix of soy sauce and sesame oil, etc., etc. I'm anxious to try it. Meanwhile, I'll fix some meat or fish for a few days to calm down Fletch, Hahahahaha
Time for me to get cranking. More coffee is needed. Thankfully I only have one conference call at 11 today. I think the weekend may start right after that! Wishing you a good one.