Wow. I’ve been a naughty blogger, and for that, I’m very sorry. I have to confess that the holidays bring me down. All I feel is the stress instead of the joy. Couple that with my five-nights-a-week rehearsal schedule, and I haven’t posted in forever. Please accept my apologies.
But it shall not continue. No. I am back in the saddle, on the wagon, or some other kind of western imagery. For starters, here’s how I welcomed the brand-spankin-new year to my life:
How is Sully celebrating the New Year? She’s checking out the musical selection.
If you’d like to feel better about my lack of posting lately, here are a few random meals I photographed and then never shared…until now.
Leftovers from a Thursday-night dinner at the Brook. I ate an entire basket of friend mushrooms by myself, so I didn’t really make it to my entree. That’s the Fiesta Burger, steamed broccoli topped with black pepper and nooch, and spicy ketchup (just corn-syrup-free ketchup mixed with Chipotle Tabasco and sri racha).
Several times this week
Micro-baked sweet potato topped with On-the-Fly Peanut Sauce Version II (minus garlic) and wilted arugula on the side. The arugula has just been cleaned and then wilted in a pan drizzled with a smidgeon of olive oil over medium heat for about one minute. Then I squeeze lemon on top.
Also this past week
Baked acorn squash topped with Chipotle Tabasco and nooch, more wilted arugula, and a Mexican Coke.
Oh yes, Christmas day. Vegetarian but decidedly not vegan.
I made the buttermilk biscuits, and he made the vegetarian gravy. The sausage is Morningstar. This meal is our Christmas tradition. I need to experiment with vegan gravy recipes to see if we find a good one for next year.
Christmas Eve with my mom’s family
The spread part I:
Various dips, dippers, breads, condiments, and veggies.
The spread part II:
Meaty and cheesy things.
Most of the food came from Lambrusco’z, and it was delicious. I did make cookies, however, a recipe I shall share in its own post.
Christmas Eve with my dad’s family
I only photographed my own plate, but here it is:
Vegan Swedish meatballs, a baked potato (plain), and a salad with Italian dressing. I was pretty stuffed after the other meal that day.
And from the way-back machine…
My dinner on December 11:
Whole-wheat spaghetti with roasted broccoli and my On-the-Fly Peanut Sauce Version II. ‘Twas glorious. If you’ve never roasted broccoli, I highly recommend it. I just spray the pan with a little oil and place clean, well-dried broccoli on it in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until it browns. Heavenly!
So there’s a little taste of my December eats. I promise January will be more fruitful!
(Oh the puns, but I know that’s why you love me.)