Thursday, already? Not sure where the rest of the week went but I knew I needed to get a blog post on before the craziness of the next few days takes place! You see - my sisters baby shower is Saturday! Both near-future grandma's are running around like maniacs and then there is the near-future 'Crazy Aunt' (that's ME) that has been overly busy at work and down and out not feeling well for a few days last week! I haven't been as much help as I wanted the last couple of weeks! Anyhow...today I will share with you some things I have been taking snapshots of over the past week and then I will blab about the shower next week!
First up is what I had for dinner last night. It's the first photo you see in this post and it is LITERALLY something I threw together because I didn't want to fuss with anything special. I found tortilla boats that happen to be vegan and I filled them with this chickpea mixture!
Smoked Russian Chickpeas:
1 Can of Chickpeas
4 T Vegan Mayo (I used Trader Joe's - see below)
2 to 3 T Ketchup
1/2 t Smoked Paprika
1/2 t Wildtree Memphis Dry Rub
3 Drops Organic Liquid Smoke
I cannot express how AWESOME this turned out! I'm not going to lie - I kinda wanted to drink the 'dressing' which was a more smoked up version of my Vegan Russian Dressing I have done in the past.
This was the Vegan Spread and Dressing I used that I found at Trader Joe's the last time I went. I'm partial to Just Mayo but this is pretty awesome on it's own. It's not what I would call a straight-up vegan mayo but more like a dressing like it states - it seemed thicker and did have a different taste but the taste was pretty wonderful!
Another wrap I did within the last week was this one. It doesn't look like much but it was a great comfort food! I used a couple of potato patties, tomato slices, and vegan cheese sauce. The vegan cheese sauce was the leftover vegan cheese powder I made not too long ago! It worked well!
I had a huge salad this week, too, and I made this dressing. It was supposed to resemble a vegan Ranch Dressing using Sunflower Seeds as the base but it totally missed the mark as a Vegan Ranch Dressing taste-alike. The taste wasn't bad it just wasn't what I was going for.
I'm grateful on a daily basis that Paco has been doing well the last several months! A few months ago he wasn't able to do this! He would barely move let alone look engaged in things!
I still have to help him up on the sofa and recliner but the WANT and INTEREST is there! I put him up on the recliner but he managed to get on the armrest all by himself and pose like this! I couldn't tell you the last time he did that! For about a year I freaked out when he did try to because his legs were so unstable! How can these photos NOT put a smile on your face?