It snowed all day on Saturday but it didn’t really build up and it is already gone. Luckily we did not lose power so we could make full use of our new heated mattress pad.
For breakfast we had apple cinnamon pancakes from 1000 Vegan Recipes. I think I have found the optimal healthifying flour mixture which is 1:1:1 all purpose : white whole wheat : whole wheat pastry. Healthier but still fluffy and not like chewing wet cardboard.
Later we had some more things from 1000 Vegan Recipes, apparently I was too lazy to get out another book. Basic cornbread and Baked Beans and Apple Crisp, sugar reduced in all, and all very good. Also some sauteed collards.
I made some chocolate chip cookies also, to take to a party even though Chris made some comment about how it was a party and not a bake sale. I used “Enjoy Life” mini chocolate chips because apparently they don’t have Ghiradelli at Target but they were pretty good. The chips were. The recipe was not so great though. It is the one from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar which uses a crap ton of canola oil instead of fake butter. The dough was oozing oil the whole time, it was so disgusting, then the cookies were little grease bombs. They were tasty, like cookies from a supermarket bakery or something as opposed to toll house style, but the oiliness was icky. Luckily I got rid of them all in about 5 minutes at the party and it was probably too dark for everyone to notice their greasy fingers afterwards.
But I did make a good thing, which was Mama Pea’s Pumpkin Latte. I didn’t realize the starbucks one wasn’t vegan until last year but nonetheless it is much too sweet. If not for that I would probably rather pay $4 than wash the vitamix. But still.
In other news, I picked up my CSA yesterday and the plague of cabbages continues.