Bloody Mary Dip: This was all right, I thought. I wasn't particularly crazy about it - all I could taste was "cream cheese." But I received multiple enthusiastic compliments from my guests! I used wasabi instead of horseradish and seriously upped the spice-age.
Pumpkin Pie Brownies: These were phenomenal...! OMG! I cut them up into little bite-sized pieces and put them in little mini cupcake liners. There's still most of a huge can of pumpkin in my fridge - I'm definitely going to make these again. And *then* I will post a mouth-watering picture, I promise!
Here's the only shot of the night including my spread:
Here are some more pics from my week! Below are some absolutely delicious Soy Boy Garden Herb & Tofu Ravioli with an organic marinara sauce - they were delish! The tofu tasted and had the texture of ricotta cheese. Kinda creepy... but very good!
And here's a picture of some fanTASTIC Rising Moon Organics Butternut Squash Ravioli with some Earth Balance and cracked pepper:
Also, I just made a delicious veggie meatloaf! A friend of mine has recently been told to eliminate/cut back on their intake of red meat. Her husband, who works with me, asked the resident vegan for some tips. He specifically said they would appreciate a meatloaf replacement, so researching I went! This recipe just looked s'damned good that I had to try it TONIGHT! It was very good. Very, very good. I went back for seconds! There were a few issues, though:
- My grocery store only had candied walnuts... they tasted funny, so I only included 1/3 of what the recipe called for.
- I misread and didn't buy any breadcrumbs at all... so I just put 1 1/2 cups of vegan crumbles instead, which was just fine. Although, I'm sure the breadcrumbs would have made it more thick.
- It tastes a lot like mushrooms (which, yum, is okay with me), so if you're not a big fan of mushrooms, perhaps a different recipe may be for you.
And, last but most certainly not least... I VOTED TODAY. It was such an incredible feeling. And it was so crowded... there were so many people waiting around, and I was there at 2'o'clock on a Tuesday! I can only imagine what it would've looked like @ 5:30 or so. This election is going to be in history books. Everybody: VOTE. And if you can vote early, do so. You can't afford to ignore your duties this time around...