Well it is Tuesday. There is not much excitement here today. Well a little housekeeping, but nothing noteworthy. How was your weekend? Ours was quiet. Josh had to work Saturday so it was just me and the boys, or as I like to call it, “Single Parent Saturday”. We went to Whole Foods to pick up some Daiya and play on the rooftop playground. For some reason, Boogie loves the playground there. It is small, but I think he is amazed that a grocery store has a playground. I’m sure in his mind all grocery stores should have playgrounds, which would be pretty cool.
Sunday was Josh’s birthday. I made cranberry orange pancakes for breakfast. They were quite tasty. We ran around all day. I made a vegan version of Hostess cupcakes for his birthday dessert. They are similar to Isa’s Fauxstess Cupcakes in “Vegan with a Vengeance”. They were so tasty. The boys of course loved them too. We went out to dinner for his birthday. Something we rarely do. For two main reasons: first I am frugal and hate wasting money on a meal that turns out to be mediocre, and second, I am a bit neurotic about who touches my food. One of my fellow blogger friend’s can totally relate to this one. We have eaten out maybe 5 times this year, if that much. So, Josh decided on a local pizza joint that had Daiya cheese. We were excited about that. We go in, order our pizza, a Daiya cheese pizza with tempeh. It was tasty. The prices on the menu seemed reasonable. Yay for that one! Until we get our bill. A glass of tea is $2. Give me a break. Then we see the price of the pizza. There was a $5 vegan cheese substitution. Are you kidding me? I was pissed. The pizza was good and all, but not good enough for a $5 substitute charge. First of all, they barely used a cup of Daiya on our pizza. And second, a bag of Daiya cheese does not cost $5. What a rip off!?!?!? I left the place very annoyed and disappointed. Once again, telling Josh, this is why I do not like to go out to eat. It turns out to be a freaking waste of money. We went to the grocery store that evening and while shopping all I could think about was the money I wasted at the stupid pizza joint and that money could have gone towards groceries for the week. Ugh! Josh told me not to beat myself up about it. I just don’t like getting screwed over for being vegan. It is bad enough a coffee house will charge 25-50cents for a soymilk substitution. Sorry for complaining.
Friday night I made tacos. I had a craving for some tacos. We had some sweet potatoes leftover from our CSA, and black beans in the freezer. I made sweet potato/black bean/seitan tacos. They were so good. I sprinkled them with a little bit of leftover Daiya cheese. Mmm. Even the leftovers were tasty for lunch on Saturday.
For those of you who have been reading our blog for a while, you may remember back earlier in the year, I was a member of a dinner co-op. Dinner co-ops are great. It is 3-4 families that participate in cooking dinner for one another. Each family is assigned a day. We cook dinner for the other 3 families as well as ourselves and deliver it by 5:30. It is awesome. It boils down to a mum only cooking 3 nights a week instead of 7. Yippee! Nothing beats a hot, delicious vegan meal delivered to your door. I took a break from the dinner co-op over the summer, but now I am back. And boy is it nice. Yesterday we were delivered some African food, lentils, potatoes & green beans, rice, and pita bread. The spices were very mild which was perfect for Little Bear, he liked the lentils, rice and pita bread. Boogie opted for rice and pita bread. He is Mr. Picky Pants.
Speaking of Mr. Picky Pants, I decided to make sweet potato chips and kale chips in the dehydrator yesterday. Success! The boys loved them. Little Bear loved the sweet potato chips and Boogie loved the sweet potato chips and kale chips. Yippee! He kept asking for more, “Incredible Hulk” chips that’s what he called the kale chips. Healthy and delicious. And these chips were not deep fried of full of preservatives.
Here are some fun pictures of us at the park yesterday. We have the two best little guys ever.
I love these guys.
My sweet little guys.
Hope you each have a lovely day.
peas and love….
Krys and the boys