I've been busy and teaching a lot lately, so we've had a bit more take-out and soup-from-a-can than I prefer. So, tonight, even though I got home at 7:30, I decided to make something nice. I made the Seitan Piccata from "Veganomicon." Supposedly this is a "45 minute" recipe, but that wasn't the case for me. Am I just slow? Plus, I like the way that she suggests serving it with mashed potatoes, but doesn't include that in the ingredients! Be warned!
Those minor gripes aside, this dinner was really freaking tasty! I made a few minor changes - I added black pepper and onion powder to the flour for breading, and I reduced the lemon juice from 3 Tbsp to 2. Musty thought it was still a bit too lemony. But, I loved it. He's lemon-sensitive like that. Also, instead of mashed potatoes, I made blitva s krumpirom. YUM.
Check out our dessert! When I was a little girl, I used to love it when I could talk my mom into buying the special chocolate sauce to make banana pops. It was a great product, called (really!) "Make 12 Banana Pops." Ha! I had some leftover chocolate ganache, so I thought of making these. The chocolate ganache didn't harden the way the original stuff did, but damn, these were great! And fun. I call them Chocky Nanners. If you wanted the real crunch, I guess all it would take would be to use melted chocolate chips, rather than ganache. But it's a perfectly fun way to use up some left over ganache.