"Oh, I may be on the side of the angels...but don't think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock, The Reichenbach Fall

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Being vegan, especially now

For some reason, I have quite a craving for meat lately.  I don't really know why.  Maybe it's because I'm surrounded by meat eaters.  I never realized just how pervasive - actually downright ubiquitous - eating meat is.  It's everywhere.  And cheese and eggs and milk are in EVERYTHING.  I've gotten so I don't like to go out to eat, because there are few vegan options, and I am tired of what few there are.

I'm not going to quit - but... it sure is frustrating.  And I need to get some exercise.  Maybe I should make my New Year's resolutions early.  Lose more weight, start exercising at least three times a week - those are two that MUST happen.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Marcus is here!

Marcus arrived late afternoon, Thursday, December 15th.  I've had a wonderful last 3 days with him.  Of course, now it's back to work.  We only made one meal at home, and that was Gado-Gado.  I'm going to have to find some good vegan meals that are easy to make.  He's making veggies and pasta this evening before we go out to the kids' school concert.  We have school concerts tonight and tomorrow, so we'll be pretty busy.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

oldest daughter coming to visit

Alison (AKA Aliboo) will be coming up from R-town this evening.  I don't know what I will make yet.  Thinking of making my veganized Spaghetti For Peanuts again, since that was a favorite of hers from childhood.  I would like to make it special since she is going away for a while on the 9th and won't be back until after New Year's.

Here are some other possibilities:

Insanely easy vegetarian chili

Saturday night pizza fever (for a Wednesday night, not so bad, eh?)

Multi-potato Latkes from Tofu Mom

Of course, we might just have the old stand-by, Gado-Gado.  We have gotten our vegan version down to a science!