It’s been a gray day, filled with howling wind and blowing snow. Fortunately, Papa had the day off so nobody had to go anywhere. Eli and I took a walk; where the valley sheltered us, the temperatures weren’t too bad. Out in the wind, though, was another story. I hear we got a total of 6 inches of snow today. I’m sooooo lucky I didn’t have to try driving in!
I’ve photographed this stretch of road often this year. Today it was pretty un-inviting looking!
This part of the road is more sheltered and was nicer.
Papa and Eli in the driveway.
Remember the movie Shrek? When Shrek met Lord Farquaad, he mused, "Maybe he’s trying to compensate for something…."
I’ve decided that all the cooking I’ve been doing lately is partly to assuage the guilt I feel as I prepare to abandon my family next week. In any case, this evening Papa made the Moosewood Cookbook’s lentil soup, which was awesome, and I decided to make green bean casserole from Fat-Free Vegan to use up the leftover toasted onions from Thanksgiving. But when I looked at the ingredients, of course there was wheat flour in it. I already had the oven on, as I was making seitan (for Papa), and I decided instead of the casserole I’d just make some barbequed tempeh to go with dinner.
However, I decided to take a closer look at the tempeh package, because I had a sneaking suspicion that it had stuff with gluten in it, and indeed it did. It’s a multi-grain and soy tempeh, which is all Trader Joe’s sells. So of course Eli can’t eat it, and so of course I then threw in some barbequed tofu. Then I made some rice and sauteed some onions, carrots, broccoli and cabbage to go with the barbequed stuff, and since the oven was on anyway, some potatoes. Suffice it to say there will be leftovers for a few days. Tomorrow night I’m actually going out to eat, so the guys will be fine. I have never been to the Shish Cafe but will go there with Zei Gezundt, and will report on what they have!