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…love that song.

Made some edits and additions to several of my boards. Check them out!

We’re still here in veganville haha. Plugging along, trying new recipes or at least gathering new ones to try 😀

I spend a lot of time looking for ideas on Pinterest. That site, like StumbleUpon, is deadly…a huge time sucker…so I usually only go there every so often.

DS is back and had a nice spring break. I miss him already. DD continues to work and play/practice her instruments and plan for college. All else is same/good…so long as distances are kept, it’s all good.

Ciao!

~V~

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…nope, not Pink Floyd….but the view of the Navesink River in February. The air smells fresh and clean and the morning was quiet. A few people on the dock some out to fish, some taking in the view. It was indeed a nice sight on a Sunday morning.

Now it’s back to reality and life and routine.

Happy Sunday to everyone!

 

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….that’s good enough for me!

I loved that song. When my son was little, before my daughter was born, we’d watch Sesame Street together …  mostly because I loved that show! Fond memories of it… and I wanted him to have them as well. By the time my daughter came around, he was watching TLC’s Little Bear and Busy Town, etc. So she watched those as well with him. They were never the kind of kids that would just sit there staring at the TV. They watched and they would play at the same time or just get up and do something else. I, being the cartoon/animation freak I am, would be the only one left in the room sometimes watching the show.

Anyway, I’m not quite sure what brought that on except I was looking through my files looking for a picture for a post and found this one. I actually LOL…I was never a huge fruit and veggie eater. I love both, but they’re just so much work..all that cutting and chopping and monitoring (to make sure they don’t go bad as if you were some kind of food police). I never forced the stuff on my  kids but they did eat it because well, I guess I did force it in some respects. When they were wee little, they ate their baby food stuff. Then they got older and ate my eggplant parm or some other such thing. Then they didn’t. They just stopped one day.

That’s when I instituted the “no thank you helping” rule. They had to have a helping of whatever it was they thought they didn’t like or want and that’s all. It worked very well and unfortunately I STILL have to do this with my kids who are 16 and 19. What the heck is that all about?

I was searching online for vegan cooking classes in this area, just so I can get some more ideas maybe learn a technique or two. This turned out to be almost fruitless until I found this woman who lives nearby and has a FB account about her business/cause and will come to your house and show  you how to do it. It seems promising. We have emailed and I have to get back to her later on. It does sound like fun. 

Her blog is: http://savethekales.wordpress.com/ 

New Years’ day dinner was the traditional pork and ‘kraut but I made flash fried pork chops w/a panko crust and I cooked the kraut the way a German friend taught me years ago…it’s more of a sweeter ‘kraut but still has some sourness. For my daughter, I made tvp patties and a huge sweet potatoes. This time I put some tarragon in the patties along w/a splash of marjoram and nutmeg. They came out very nice. I had to stop my son from wolfing them down. He already had something like three chops.

Tomorrow I will be in NJ and will stop at Trader Joes for some fresh veggies and a couple of vegan treats for the girl child. She’ll be pleased.

Toodles.

♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯  Ohhhh cookie, cookie, cookie starts with “C”  ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯

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That’s not exactly what I said to my child when she told me she was “now a vegan.” I think it was something like, “huh” as in a matter of fact, that’s interesting sort of sound.

I knew what this meant, as long ago I decided to try vegetarianism and opted not to go to “extremes” by being a vegan. I quickly decided that while I loved veggies and fruit and grains, I was not willing to give up an occasional steak or other meats.

It has been approximately 2-3 months (seems like a year lol) since her announcement and since our entire household was turned upside down with respect to eating meals. It was already in a loop from my son’s departure for his first year of college in that we went from having to serve huge quanitities of food to satiate him, to just the three of us (my daughter ate like a bird as it was) …. then it was two plus one=Two “regular” eaters and one vegan.

This is a struggle as I have not yet adjusted to my son’s absence from the family meals.  Do I cook separate meals? Sometimes. Do I cook meals that we all can eat, sometimes. Am I totally and utterly confused, lacking a cooking routine, and sometimes feel as if I’m insane? AB-SO-LUTELY.

This is a place for me to talk to myself and let others see me deteriorate mentally as I am constantly searching for recipes, definitions, and legitimate cookbooks that I can understand.

Welcome to my food insanity.

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