Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Happy Chanukah!

Talk about last minute, it's the last night! Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays. Hopefully you're enjoing the weather where you are more than I'm enjoying the seemingly endless snow here. It's pretty to look at out the window, but driving 40 miles through mostly country highway to get to work in this crap sucks. Enough bithcing and moaning. Put on your yalmulka, here comes Chanukah, on to the latkes!

Autumnal latkes from Veganomicon.

Mmmmm... fried in greasy goodness, but at least the veggies are a little more nutritious than plain ol' white potatoes, right?

I really like these, it's a nice change from the traditional potato and onion latkes. Word of warning: I wouldn't add the 1/4 water, the vegetables have more than enough moisture and if your batter is too wet it will fall apart in the frying pan. I would even suggest adding some breadcrumbs (which I did for the last part of the batch) and letting it chill for a while before frying so they stick together better.

This dinner was very loosely based on the stewed tofu in miso gravy recipe in VwaV. As you can see I used red wine, making my tofu purple :) A la the 'nomicon cassoulet I baked some whole wheat biscuits on top. I'm considering baking biscuits on top of every pot of stew from now on, I see no reason not to. I love me some biscuits.

sorry the picture is crap

Butternut squash soup with sparkled ginger cookie (VwaV recipe). If you've never tried putting ginger cookies in squash soup I highly recommend it. It's a great way to get more cookies into your diet :P

pumpkin cheesecake pie

I brought this home for Thanksgiving. It went pretty fast, I will definitely make this again. So yum!

My sister and cousin with one of my aunt's dogs, the Great Dane pup Athena. Athena is about 30 pounds heavier than the last time I saw her, she's about 125 pound now. She's so sweet! She was found wandering in the woods a little over a year ago, she's lucky some deer hunter didn't get her.

Annabelle went to her new home on 12/1. Last Saturday we took Smokey home. He's a Basset Hound/Labrador mix, aka Bassador. He already has a nickname at our house, Giant Head.

Hehe, I heart him! :)

Hope you are all surviving the holidays and have safe travels.