How are you? How is your New Year going? Any resolutions? We have a few. I call it a major “to do” list for 2011. We already conquered two goals. That was to clean out the spare room and the utility room. I know, some of you may be thinking “big deal”. It was. These two rooms looked like a disaster area. As if it were a garbage dump for extra crap we had lying around. It drove me crazy. I like things in order and for everything to have a place. Well, now it does. Happy dance!
As usual we have been cooking. We started The 365 Day Project. It challenges readers to not dine out or order take away for a whole year and see how much money they save. I love getting comments and emails from people who are trying the project or doing a modified version.
And of course we have been cooking. Here are some of the meals we have made lately.
Last weekend I created a vegan Rocky Road cookie recipe. Heaven! They have vegan Dandies in them. Yummy. Needless to say, we polished them off by Monday.
Of course we had our usual pizza night. Vegan pepperoni and Daiya. A favorite.
I made a pasta dish that was quite tasty. It was penne pasta with roasted eggplant, fresh spinach, homemade marinara, and vegan pepperoni.
We made our Swiss Chard & Mushroom Quiche recipe over the weekend. So tasty, and very filling. I served it with a side of white beans & arugula pesto. A dear friend gave us a ton of arugula from her garden, so I created a pesto recipe. There was enough for salads as well. I plan to use some of the pesto for our next pizza night.
It has been quite cold here. By our standards. I wish it would just snow. That would be awesome. Tuesday is chili or soup day around here. I made a potato corn chowder with vegan sausage and served them with a side of homemade biscuits.
Over the weekend, I also made some chili. When the cold front hit, I fired up the crockpot. I created a lentil chili recipe that was freaking awesome and made a ton. We turned them into frito pies. Mmm mmm.
Last night I made a favorite around here. It is our Avocado Cashew Enchilada recipe. I turned it into a casserole since the tortillas I made were huge. It was great and easy to make. I served it with a side of cheezy black beans and quinoa. Which the boys loved.
I am doing some baking today. We are making banana bread and sandwich bread. Boogie is under the weather. He caught little brother’s cold. So, we are taking it easy and watching movies.
Well I am off to do a little cleaning around here, then some lunch and hopefully a much needed nap for the little guys. Hope you have a lovely weekend.
peas and love….
Krys and the boys