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Chickpea cutlets with caramelized onion gravy

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Because tomorrow is the 4th of July, I had today off from work, making me have a 6 day weekend! (I only teach preschool on Tuesdays & Thursdays) I love being at home piddling in the yard & cooking. I push mowed our whole yard today. Sean had back surgery 3 months ago & still can't do things like push mow. We have been looking for a good used riding mower, but haven't found one. So for now, I have the grueling task of push mowing. I said I like piddling in the yard, not slaving in it!

We invited Sean's mother & my parents for dinner. Sue, Sean's mother, was planning on coming, but she was too tired from work. My mother's question was, "What are you cooking?", when I told her, she said they were too busy! My mother is extremely picky & is not into vegan food at all! Since I thought my mother-in-law was coming for dinner, I had planned on a nice big dinner. When she cancelled, my husband was still hoping I would cook the meal, so I did.

And boy am I full! It was delicious! I made the chickpea cutlets from Veganomicon for the second time & they were just as delicious tonight. I told Sean that Isa & Terry suggest serving them with mustard sauce & he thought that sounded good & said he thought that would give it an Asian flair (not sure why). I told him I wasn't going for Asian, I was going for Southern & we were having gravy with ours! I also steamed some broccoli & tossed it in Earth Balance butter & lemon zest. I cooked some brown rice so we would have something to really soak up the gravy. I topped it all off with fresh tomatoes from my garden. Yummy! It was delicious! I doubled the recipe for the chickpea cutlets, it made 8; we have 2 1/2 left! Sean kept coming back for more! (Sorry my picture isn't better, my sister-in-law is in Wales & borrowed our camera & we are using hers, the quality isn't what I had hoped for.)

I don't always have dessert, but being as how I thought my mother-in-law was coming, I had decided to make homemade vegan peach ice cream. My timer just went off signaling that it is time to dish it up. I used a can of coconut milk & soy milk, I think the combination of peach & coconut will be tasty. I'll let you know how it turned out.

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posted by Jamie the Foodie
6:45 PM


Blogger Marisa L. B. said...

Thanks for the comment! I like your blog, great photos too! I have a similar story--I invited my brother and sister in law over for dinner on Sunday and my parents too. My mother asked what we were doing for dinner and I said I was cooking. She then suggested take-out because God forbid I feed her anything without meat in it!

July 4, 2008 at 9:14 PM
Blogger Jamie the Foodie said...

Too funny! That sounds just like my mother! My daddy isn't nearly as picky, but my mother....!

Thanks, my husband is actually the photographer! I can't seem to take a picture without it coming out all blurry!

July 5, 2008 at 8:33 AM

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