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.
I almost flipped when I saw these "chicken" breasts in the freezer at Superstore. I had to try them. You get 8 pieces for 8.99 although apparently that may just be an introductory price. I prepared some last night on the stove, and also microwaved one for lunch today. Both ways turned out great, but I have to say, it was extra juicy when made in the microwave. They are seasoned enough to eat on their own, which I did, on a bed of basmati rice. You could do so many things with these, and I think they are going to become a freezer staple for me, to have on hand on those nights when I don't feel like cooking.