Friday, January 11, 2019

Mini Holiday Feast with Simple Stuffing

Hi everyone! This week I made a mini holiday feast in order to use up some things in the freezer (bread, mirepoix, leftover celebration roast from Christmas). I started by making one of my holiday favorites, onion soup potatoes: I peeled and chopped up four russet potatoes, mixed in an onion soup packet and 2 tablespoons canola oil, and baked them at 375°F for an hour. Then I worked on the stuffing: After toasting/defrosting 8 slices of bread, I tore them up into small pieces while simmering the mirepoix in a saucepan with 2 tablespoons canola oil. I added in 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning and 1 cup water at the end, then poured that over the bread pieces, stirred, and baked the stuffing for the last 20 minutes that the potatoes were in the oven. 

The celebration roast was already sliced so I just reheated a slice in the microwave. All together, it turned out to be quite a nice feast, with plenty of delicious leftovers! 

Here’s a Cringer “selfie”; she was getting real up-close-and-personal while I was trying to get some reading done last night, so I gave in to the cuddles but made sure to get a picture first, haha! 

Peace. :)

Friday, January 4, 2019

Mashed Potato Bowl with Simple Gravy

Hi everyone! I made a simple gravy as part of a mashed potato bowl. I used 1 cup water, ¼ cup flour, 1 ½ tablespoons nutritional yeast, and 1/8 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, whisking the ingredients together over medium heat. It worked out nicely. 

Here’s Rogue, lounging in the kitchen… 

Peace. :)

Friday, December 28, 2018

Christmas 2018

Hi everyone! We got to have two dinners on Christmas – the first with my family, and the second with Zach’s family and both meals were super delicious!

vegan chicken noodle soup

green beans (made by my mom); corn & mac (made by my sister); potatoes, cranberry sauce, and stuffing (all made by my mom); and a cheddar garlic roll, slice of Field Roast celebration roast, and agave-glazed carrots (made by me)

Dessert was apple pie with Soyatoo whipped cream, a chocolate chip cookie, and tea.

Zach’s mom prepared the second dinner…

Gardein holiday roast with gravy, corn, potatoes, rice, leftover cheddar garlic roll, crescent roll, and roasted carrots

Dessert was this awesome cake!

Rogue appreciated the stocking full of toys (plus catnip!) from my family… 

Daisy and Cringer continue to cuddle… 

And Leela is enjoying napping on her soft new blanket!

Peace. :)

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Deconstructed Pierogi Bowl

Hi everyone! This week I decided to be super fancy (more like lazy, bahaha!), so I made a “deconstructed” pierogi bowl in order to use up the leftover pierogi filling from Vegan MoFo. All I did was to combine dumpling noodles with the re-heated sauerkraut and mushroom filling, but it was super delicious!

When The Student-turned-Doctor suggested these noodles for stroganoff, I’d picked up a bag. I haven’t gotten a chance to try them in stroganoff yet, but they were perfect for this!

I also used some elbow noodles to make a batch of baked pumpkin walnut rotini mac, which worked out really well! 

Here’s a sleepy Leela wondering why her nap is being disturbed for something as silly as a picture… 

Peace. :)