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Cookin’ For The Weekend

I’ve been in a cooking slump lately.  My husband asks me what’s for dinner and I just blink at him.  I’ve mostly been subsisting on instant oatmeal and hummus.  So on Sunday I decided to spend my entire afternoon, cooking as much food as I could for us to eat all week.  Also, we’re working on a lot of home improvement projects right now so even if I wanted to cook, I probably wouldn’t have the time.

I mostly went with things that take a lot of time, but not supervision, so I could have a few things going at once.  It took me about four hours, mostly because I had to keep stopping and cleaning to avoid this.

One of the things I made was sausages, unfortunately I didn’t realize that I was all out of foil until I had already made the dough, so I had to improvise with parchment paper.

It worked, but I ended up producing the turdiest looking sausage in the history of vegan sausages.  A combination of dark soy sauce, black beans, and parchment paper produced this.

Luckily, everything else came out much nicer looking.

In the containers with the blue lids are polenta molded in mini muffin pans, the sausages, and prepped swiss chard to cook with the sausages for dinner this week.  Underneath that are a ton of red peppers cut up for snacking on with hummus.  To the left are a big batch of chickpea cutlets, to the right are gingerbread waffles.  In the front is a big loaf of french bread and underneath those are baked corndogs.  Phew!   But now for dinner all I have to do is make some rice and steam some broccoli or something.

Or I will just stand at the fridge and eat cold chickpea cutlets.  Whatever.

posted: 09 October 5
under: food, pictures, veganmofo

  • Oh man. I am so impressed (esp. by the turd sausage). I can barely get out of bed on Saturdays let alone cook a feast. Damn girl!

  • Mmm! How did you make the baked corndogs? The mini-polenta is a great idea!

  • Haha, those sausages!!!

    You really went at it in the kitch didn’t you! wow so much good food.

  • I love the turd sausages with all my heart.

  • Eve

    I feel accomplished just LOOKING at all the food you made! Those sausages do win the turd contest, though. I thought I might have gone and done it when I made a thanksgiving themed stuffed seitan log last year, but you’ve totally trumped me. 😛

  • UAU! You’ll have an amazing weekend.. I always cook in the weekend for the week, cause I don’t have much free time during the week.
    Nice bread.

  • That looks impressive! I don’t think I’ve ever done that much cooking in one sitting, nor am I brave enough or have the know-how to make chickpea cutlets and vege sausages. Good work!

  • My god! Don’t hold back – let it all out! That all looks amazing – even the turdy sausages.
    🙂

  • I am really impressed as well! I like your parchment idea. The sausages look funny, but I think I won’t mind if I can leave that aluminium in the drawer.

  • I know I’m not the first to say it, but this is so impressive! I always think I’ll do a day of stocking up for the week, but then I never get around to it. I’m so jealous of all that amazing food you have waiting for you. I can totally relate to having to stop and clean – our kitchen is TINY. And I love the turdy sausages!

  • I’ve been pre-cooking/pre-prepping these past few weeks, and it does make weeknight dinners SO much easier. (And fewer dishes to wash during the week, too!)

    I’ve had the dirty-dish mountain before, too . . . I feel your pain.

  • Mo

    I really need to do this. It would save so much time for me. I love that you posted this.

  • Wow, that’s a lot of food! It all looks so good! I thought the sausages looked cute. 🙂

  • HAHA! Those sausages look hilarious. I’m sure they’re delish, though.

  • Mmm, turdy!

  • Those are the most disgustingly hilarious sausages I have ever seen. Good work. I am glad to know that parchment paper works too.

  • What a delicious lot there. All day or all weekend cooking is exhausting, but so fulfilling–pun intended 😉 After the farmers’ market visit, I spend all day Saturday washing vegetables and that usually leads to soup and soup needs bread and then I start thinking about cinnamon rolls or cookies and . . . Thanks for sharing your work in progress and finished deliciousness.

  • Good job with the sausage improvise, I never would have thought of that! But yes, somewhat terdish in appearance. =)