Saturday, November 22, 2008

crashing through the parlor doors, what was your first reaction?

so I've been eatings lots of really delicious food lately, however, not too many of it has come from me making it.
tonight however, my sorority has its thanksgiving dinner, so I'm going to make mashed potatoes for it. My roommate is making green bean casserole using a vegan cream of mushroom soup, so theres two things I can eat. haha it'll be fun though.
I'm using Happy Herbivore's recipe for the mashed potatoes, and I'm also going to be making them for thanksgiving next I'm sure they'll be really delicious. :)

I went to the philadelphia library today to pick up a book for my class that I needed and I typed in vegan just for funsies to see if they had any good cookbooks there..and they didn't have many, but they did have Eat Drink and Be Vegan by Dreena I'm really excited to try some things out from it! I've been wanting it for a while.
Also, in the walk to the library I saw a sign for a nutritional/dietary food store in Germantown. (yes, germantown the place that also that vegetarian restaurant was that seemed so sketchy!) haha but I went in and the guy that worked there was super friendly and they had a lot of different vegan groceries and vitamins! It was really nice.. although a bit pricey since it was such a small health food shop. I did however pick up this packed of Hain pure food vegetarian brown gravy mix. It says to just add water, so i'm a little skeptical haha but I figure I can make a bit for tonight and see how it tastes. I've never heard of it before..

how bad could it be right? ;)

So this morning I really wanted something warm for breakfast to start my day, and our kitchen is quite limited right now since we're leaving for thanksgiving break in few days. So I concocted an oatmeal breakfast :)

I used 1/2 cup of oats, 1 cup of water, about a teaspoon of cocoa powder, a good amount of raspberry preserves, and a little bit of chocolate chips. Soo delicious! Tasted like chocolate covered raspberries..yum :) i love oatmeal.

okay well off to re-write a paper.. only a week and 1/2 left of classes!


Joanna said...

raspberry preserves in oatmeal sounds amazing!!! i never thought to put that in mine. i usually use agave or maple syrup. i am addicted to the smell of pure maple syrup.

and i'm very jealous of your sorority and your mashed potatoes!! haha my mother is always in charge of the potatoes, and she won't make them vegan. i'm pissed haha

VeggieGirl said...

LOVE your oatmeal variety!! Yum!!

Good luck with the paper, and have fun at the Thanksgiving dinner!!

Anonymous said...

Chocolate Covered Raspberry oats?!?!?! Sign me up!

Anonymous said...

Psst, you've been given an award!

Miss Marie said...

Mmmm, I love oatmeal breakfasts!

Theresa said...

Ooh, good luck with the end of the semester, and I hope your sorority thanksgiving is good!

Bianca said...

Oh, now I need a bowl of oatmeal. Good thing that's already on the list for tomorrow's breakfast!

River said...

That gravy mix isn't too bad! I use it mainly as an ingredient in chilis or stews.

Good luck with the paper!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

Oooh yum, the oatmeal sounds awesome! I am addicted to oatmeal with bananas...I will have to try chocolate banana raspberry oatmeal in the very near future!

Hahaha, if it were me I would totally boycott any Thanksgiving dinner that didn't have a main entree for me. But that's just me. :) Hope you have a fun time!

tofufreak said...

mmm the oatmeal combo sounds great!

good luck with the just-add-water gravy! hope that turns out well for ya ;)

have fun with the last of your classes!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Chocolate-raspberry oatmeal?!?! I must try!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Haha yeah it was the whole foods boy