Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Lots has been going on since I posted in January. Like I mentioned, we're engaged. Not much going on in terms of planning right now. I'm on the home stretch for school, so I'm focusing on that. We have a foster kitty living with us, and we're all settled in to our new apartment. I turned 23 on Saturday and celebrated with a surprise party, courtesy of Billy and my friends. Billy even baked me a cake from Sinfully Vegan, so this was the first time I haven't had to make my own cake ;). It's the chocolate cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting. I also happened to have a spinach dip made up (from 125 Best Vegan Recipes) and it was a smashing success, tasted just like the real deal.
I haven't been cooking as much as I'd like, but I have made some things, and forgotten to take pictures of most of them. I made the double pea soup from Veganomicon. It was alright, but I'm not sure I liked the use of so many green peas. I ended up blending the soup to make it look more appealing, pea soup is supposed to be thick and creamy!
I also made the jelly donut cupcakes, which were alright. I think the corn starch gave them a funny taste, but they were a nice snack.
The Caesar salad in V'con is great though!
And tonite for dinner, I made linguine with bread crumbs and lemon from Vegan Italiano, which was very good, along with some skillet garlic bread and steamed broccoli.
My job application has to be in by the end of the month, so I'm hoping that after this week I can get back into a more regular cooking routine again.