Potatoes, Pigs, And Portobellos
Since I missed posting last night, and I’m blaming a good book, let’s start with my favorite dish from yesterday- home fries! I whipped up a skillet full of red potatoes, onion, and red pepper. When they were finished, I topped them off with ketchup and a little mozzarella Daiya. Yum! I’m trying not to live in the past, but I’m starting to wish I was eating yesterday’s lunch right now.
Today was a really long day. My son and I took a 2ish hour drive to house-sit for my mom for a few days and I got stuck behind a truckload of pigs for an hour. It had to be some sort of cosmic joke because it was heartbreaking. When traffic slowed I could see their little ears and legs poking out, or one try to climb over the others to avoid being trampled. I wish them turning off the highway could have made me feel better, but I continued to stew on it through my son’s upbeat CD about pigs frolicking on beaches by the tropical sea.
When I got into town, I stopped at the store to stock Mom’s fridge with some fresh produce, but I also brought some of my own from home. I knew my husband wasn’t going to use it and I didn’t want it to go to waste, so I packed it on up. Does anyone else travel with produce? It’s a shame that most of what I found was so heavily packaged, but I’m grateful to find organic goodness away from my usual shopping spots.
My aunt called about hanging out, so I wanted to cook a vegan dinner for my aunt, uncle, and their 3 year old daughter. Without much time to plan, and few working brain cells from a long drive, I went with portobello steaks in a balsamic marinade, herbed smashed red potatoes, and roasted broccoli. Everything turned out really delicious and I think my family liked it as well. Okay, well not my cousin. Apparently, some kids don’t like potatoes. Who knew?!
I also picked up some SO Delicious Mini Banana Split Ice Cream Sandwiches for the kids (okay, we all ate one), and they were so good! A little pricey, but definitely a delicious little treat. The whole sandwich was banana flavored, but each stripe had it’s own flavor as well, chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. I’d definitely buy these again!
I hope everyone had a great weekend (and beginning of the week)! I’m looking forward to creating some fun dishes this week, since cooking in someone else’s kitchen is always a bit of a challenge. I’m so tired that I can’t think straight, so time to get some sleep!