Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Crazy mixed up starry weekend and more

Suffer ye no more, the bad camera and its subjects hath returned! I will let pictures speak mostly for themselves this time around.....the monotonous photo uploading has wearied me for the day. Plus, I need to go trim mine fingernails.

very hard to see what this is, so I will tell you. Goulash. With real Hungarian paprika, carrots, red bell peppers, onions, garlic, tomato sauce, red wine, vegetable broth, jalapenos, mushrooms, potatoes, a hint of butter (earth balance), and fresh marjoram. oh YEAH, of course there was pasta (creste di gallo---which means rooster's comb, but it reminds me of dinosuars), which I cooked right in the stew.

I topped it with a dollop of suncheese, to really drive home the richness. It was served with french bread, marjoram-garlic butter/olive oil combo, and Pepperwood Merlot (altho something spunkier, like a Pinot Noir or Chianti, would be nice)

"Last night's leftovers" Salade Nicoise

I had grilled herb potatoes leftover from a cookout, and tomatoes,red onions, and jalapenos leftover from taco night, so I threw together a salad for lunch. I very quickly sauteed the potatoes, onions, pine nuts, green olives, and capers, tossed them on top a bed of shredded red leaf lettuce, threw on the diced maters, then drizzled with olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and balsamic vinegar. A little mustard added to the dressing would also be superb.
I had some leftover sauteed shiitake shrooms and julienned carrots, so I decided to make a couple of sushi rolls. I spread a little umeboshi paste on the rice to cut the richness of the mushrooms, and served with seaweed salad. Another semi-light lunch.

So-Easy After Dinner Love Bites
Just grab some frozen prepared filo pastry shells, add a spoonful of vegan custard to each
(I had some leftover from my Boston Cream Bundt cake), sprinkle in some vegan chocolate chips, top each with a raspberry, and bake until the chocolate has melted.

Things got reeeeeally HAIRY Labor Day Weekend! I just couldn't leave these out.
So solly.

Megan has decided that black wigs make the best sleeping partners

I've finally found the star characters for my new comic series

oops, how'd that get in there??

How "The View" would look under my direction

Scooby Doo, where the HELL are you?

the evidence is in: what vegan food can do to you. It's totally addictive.

The entire Labor Day Weekend was a bachelorette blow-out for my neighbor Jennifer. And that's 7pm Friday eve through Monday morning, when it was finally time to start drying out. However, it started even a couple of days earlier for me, because I was asked to cater the Sunday morning Brunch/Negligee party. I thought I had taken a couple of shortcuts to make it easier on myself; alas, I was running around harum-scarum until the very last second.

Here is the bride-to-be. Looks like she puked up a pink explosion.

lemon blueberry cupcakes with lemon frosting (real lemon juice and zest). sprinkled with confetti
I had a star theme going on (the bride is a fan of them). Thus, the star-shaped bowl, with star confetti pasta salad.

Here is an upside-down Boston Cream Bundt Cake (the chocolate is on the bottom layer). I thought I had screwed this one up, but it came out tasting terrific. Notice the star formations on top...

Star-shaped Gimme Lean soysages, with pesto mashed potatoes dolloped on top. I also made a hollandaise sauce to go with...

blueberries, scrawberries, and bananas tossed with lemon juice and cinnamon

chocolate blueberry croissants. not shown are spinach and chipotle cream cheese (vegan, of course) croissants

the table, also befitted with a pitcher of mimosas that kept on flowing
there were bagels and spreads, as well, and someone else made up a batch of scrambled eggs
(I was the only vegan in the house)

It was an overall success. YEAH!!!

Ok, that's all for this time, my friends. If anyone wants to donate a camera, I'll give you my address!


The Little Vegan said...

that's a lot of good-looking food!

Anonymous said...

FINALLY some fabuloso pictors. All looking so nummy...why can't you be MY neighbor.

My taste buds are jellyous.


natalilly said...

thanks for the comments and checking out my blog!

I would love to be your naybore, Boga.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Oooh, yummy! You can cater a party for me anytime!

Pink Theory said...

yowsers! all that food looks delish!

I hope you don't mind, I've added you to my blogroll.

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

hi- i found you on pink theory's Luminous Vegans blog. everything looks awesome! i too, live around the Atlanta area (Decatur) and its fun to find other local vegans.
hope you don't mind, but i'm adding you to my links.

Pink Theory said...

Oh my! We really do have a lot of similarities! What a small world. Actually, Godspeed is also in my collection and apparently so are the others according to the bf (though I haven't listened intently to them yet). Thanks for adding me to your blogroll and for stopping by my blog(s). I look forward to more drool worthy posts!

vko said...

fun fun and more fun and lots of yum- that brunch looked spectacular and cats on wigs- you can't go wrong.