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Friday, November 17, 2017

Simple Smoky Gravy (VegNews)

Hi everyone! This week I tried the simple smoky gravy from “The Thanksgiving Cookbook,” which was a bonus pullout in the most recent VegNews. My only change was to use all-purpose flour instead of oat flour. It turned out really well; I had a big ladle of it with some mashed potatoes. 


Here are the kitties...


Leela under the bed

Daisy in the sunshine

Cringer being her goofy self

Today marks one month without Buttons. Everything I’ve tried to type here turns rambly and sad, so instead, I’ll share an old sketch. Buttons didn’t get the memo about holding still as a model; she kept rolling around dramatically and then got up before I could finish it, but I still like how it turned out, and I like remembering her so happy & carefree...



Peace. :)

10 comments:

  1. That is a lovely sketch, and a cute story behind it. Cats are so good at being very very still for long periods of time, unless you want them to do that! Cheeky little babies. :)

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    1. Thank you, Susan, and that's definitely true -- cats are experts in cheekiness! :)

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  2. That gravy looks delicious! I am the worst at homemade gravy!
    I can't believe it's been a month.On New Year's Eve it will be two years since I lost Dylan and I just can't believe it. Hugs and the sketch and story are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Hillary; I was really pleased with how the gravy turned out!
      Hugs to you, too! <3

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  3. Hi Julie. I'm sorry about your cat. I hope you're getting through tough times and drawing pleasant memories certainly helps.
    The gravy looks awesome by the way! And I adore your such sweet posing cats! :)

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    1. Thank you, Janyce! I'm glad I took so many photos of Buttons; I definitely want to do more sketches of her from my favorite ones! :)

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  4. Aww sweet kitties and yummy gravy! Aww sweet Buttons. I'm so sorry. I know you will hold all of the memories close to your heart and she will always been with you.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! :) I'm grateful for all the good memories I have of her; it's comforting to remember them on tough days!

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