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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

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