Hola! I know this is a bit (okay, a lot) late, but how was your Thanksgiving? Hopefully, you were able to spend time with your family and get you hands on some super yummy food. That's what I did! And the family bit is why I didn't get a chance to post over Thanksgiving break... any spare time I spent with my brother! He came back from college for the holiday, and there was no way I was going to pass up a chance to spend time with him. It was definitely the best part of break. :) The second best part was the time spent with my other family, and the third part was, of course, the food!!! :P Want to see a picture of my plate??
Now the run down: bread roll (my mom and I made them), cranberries that my mom made, Katie's Bread-Free Vegan Stuffing
(what I mad for vegetables as it had carrots, zucchini, celery, spinach, tomatoes, and onion), lentils, and Peruvian potatoes that my mom and I made together. Everything was delicious!!! I was one happy muncher! I was especially glad that the rest of my family (not exactly the biggest veggie lovers) really liked the veggie dish - it felt good to make something healthy that everyone enjoyed. :) Afterwards, my dad and brother were too full for dessert, but I really wasn't! And besides, there's no way I'm turning down dessert. :P So my mom and I dug into Katie's Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
that I made with a homemade graham cracker crust. Side note: graham crackers were invented by Sylvester Graham about 180 years ago. Random, I know. But as I was typing "graham cracker," I became curious as to who invented them and just had to find out! Apparently he was also a vegetarian and a health advocate (if we can believe what we read). Any-who, back to the pie:
It was a bit odd at first because our mouths were expecting pure chocolate, but there was the slight pumpkin flavor too. We ended up really liking the flavor! Note: the piece above isn't the one I ate on Thanksgiving; it's one that I ate with lunch. Yes, with
lunch. Life is too short to save dessert for the end
of the meal. ;)
Okay, on to the garlic bread! I actually made this recipe a while ago, but the reason it's taken me so long to post is that I wanted to come up with a vegan version too. Unfortunately, I still haven't come up with the right one. I decided to go ahead and post the non-vegan recipe first, and then I'll post the other version once I get it right.Easy Cheesy Garlic BreadNeed something to accompany pasta? What about lasagna? Maybe looking for a quick snack? This bread has you covered! Ready in under 10 minutes, this recipe can easily be made to serve any number of people!
- 1 slice bread of choice (I use Rudi's 7 grain bread, but a crusty bread would be really good! I'm sure you could also use an english muffin - oh, I'm going to have try that!)
- About 1/2 tablespoon of butter
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 ounce shredded mozzarella cheese
- Set your oven to broil.
- Spread the piece of bread with the butter (you may need to soften the butter to make spreading it easier).
- Sprinkle the garlic powder evenly over the buttered bread and follow with the cheese.
- Broil for 5 minutes or until the cheese bubbles and begins to brown.
I served mine with whole wheat angle hair pasta, roasted delicata squash, and mix of corn, peas, and lima beans. YUM! :D
Question: Who has Christmas decorations up??
We've put up our lights, but I really want to get out some inside decorations. For me, the day after Thanksgiving marks the Christmas season, and my spirit is in full force!
Happy weekend everyone!