on the 26th day of the Vegan Month of Food, and the fifth day of my
Parks and Recreation theme week!
In "Soulmates" (season 3, episode 10), Ann helps Leslie sign up for
online dating; when Leslie is matched up with Tom, she is surprised
and confused. She decides to take him out on a date to get to know
him better and to see if she can figure out why the dating site put
them together. When Leslie asks him to lunch, Tom asks if he can
order "apps" and "zerts," and then goes into an explanation
of his unique names for things.
from that list, I chose to make a vegan version of "chicky-chicky
parm-parm" with "long-ass rice."
prepare the cheese sauce, see the ingredients and recipe on Vegans Eat Yummy Food, Too! (It's perfect that today is "Thankful Thursday," because I am
certainly thankful for discovering this quick and easy recipe!
Thanks, Sandy!) Note: I didn't need as much, so I only made 1/4 of
the cheese sauce that her recipe makes.
the two chick'n "breasts" in a baking dish, add some tomato sauce
on top of the chick'n, then add the cheese sauce. Bake in the pre-heated
oven at 375°F for 20 minutes. Cook
the spaghetti, drain, return to pot and pour in the sauce packets
from the Gardein, stir and simmer on low for 5 minutes. Serve
and enjoy your chicky-chicky parm-parm and
long-ass rice! All in all, it
turned out pretty good, and it was fun to use a new recipe from a
Bonus quotes from the episode:
How did you and I get matched up?
I made 26 profiles, each designed to attract a different kind of
girl. Tom A. Haverford, sporty and sexy. Tom B. Haverford, smooth and
soulful. Which letter did you get?
Leslie: "N." Tom N. Haverford.
(laughs) The "N" stands for "nerd." I never even check that
one because no one ever responds to it.
OK, well, whatever...
Tom N. Haverford collects globes.
Great, that's enough.
His favorite movie is books.
And now it's time for
the premiere of the sixth season of Parks
and Recreation! So excited!
But first, here's a photo set of a sleepy little Mystery.