Saturday, December 16, 2006

Celebrations and Sickness.

This has been a busy week. First it was Peter's birthday on Thursday. (he's 30!!!) (but so am I) We always celebrate it on the Friday of the week of his special day at this Italian restaurant. But our friend Stephen couldn't attend so we went out to eat with him on Wednesday night (no cooking). Thursday night we went to Peter's parents to celebrate (no cooking.) Friday we went out to the restaurant. Again no cooking. Besides all the celebration my stomach hasn't been feeling very well. Especially after I eat. So I haven't been really wanting to cook or eat a whole lot. So tonight's dinner was really simple and quite good. (it didn't make me sick!) I marinated the last of my seitan in some BBQ sauce and then roasted it in the oven along with rosemary potatoes. Then I quickly sauteed stringbeans and garlic. My was it tasty. I was so happy to be eating something that I made at home. I really don't like eating out too much anymore.

Tomorrow I'm hoping to make some holiday cookies. I hope my stomach lets me.


aTxVegn said...

Happy birthday to Peter! Sorry you haven't been feeling good either. Who has these days!!! I have stomach "issues" all the time, so I sure feel for you. A good homecooked meal was surely just what you needed.

I'm making my Texas Trash for office gifts and I hope to get some cookie ideas from you tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

I'm right there with you and the stomach issues. I was having a lot of problems for a few weeks but they all seem to have subsided. I hope that you're feeling better in no time! Your food looks delicious! What recipe did you use for the seitan? I'd like to try experimenting with new recipes as the one I have seems to turn out a little too rubbery.

urban vegan said...

Hope you're feeling better. The seitan looks like it cured what ailed you.

JENNA said...

thanks everyone! I'm feeling a bit better. It's kinda on and off.

Vivacious Vegan: Currently I'm using the seitan recipe from Vegan with a Vengence. The first time I made it I was very happy with it. The last time I wasn't but I think I just made a mistake. I also sometimes use the Millenium Cookbook's recipe. I'm going to start experiementing with other seitan recipes after the holidays..I'll of course post about it all.