...the Mouse Will Eat Health Food!
Welcome to "3 Posts in 1 Day Day!" Part 3!:
Recently, Mr. Vegan Eats & Treats went away on a trip. I decided to use this time to try to make a dent in my overly stuffed freezer (exhibit A) and in my pantry, which possessed a number of random impulse purchases needing to be eaten (exhibit B).
A few years ago, I started getting more and more healthy with my cooking, and poor Mr. Vegan Eats & Treats uttered this now-famous plea: "Can we please have something with a little more FAT in it?" ha! Mr. VE&T will eat just about anything, so, when he's around, I have this lingering fear that if he doesn't like dinner, he will run out and buy a bunch of beanies and weenies, or boxes of mac and cheese - and eat that instead. In order to prolong his health (and lifespan), and in order to protect the animals, it is in my interest to make sure dinner is pretty tasty.
In his absence, however, I am happy to cook up a big pot of giant beans in the crock pot, and eat it for lunch. Lunch and dinner.
Well, the other thing about Mr. VE&T, is that he will not eat leftovers. This is crazy and crazy-making! So I celebrated his absence by making a giant pot of dal (using lentils from the pantry!), and eating it for days on end. Lunch and dinner.
I also made a huge batch of Kittee's Peanut Butter Granola, which I love. Mmmm. In fact, now I am all out, and suffering. I need to make more, pronto!
One night I made a half-batch of the delicious omlettes from Vegan Brunch, and used some KooKoo Sabzi filling - defrosted from the freezer, and left over from Persian New Year a few months back. One for dinner, and one for lunch the next day. VERY GOOD. And of course, lots of kale. Mr VE&T doesn't much like kale, so there was a lot of kale eating while he was gone.
The only hitch in my plan? Well, I can only eat so much on my own. Then, Mr VE&T came home two weeks early... and I hadn't made much of a dent in my freezer OR my pantry. Well, now the challenge is mine to continue on with freezer- and pantry-emptying project while still managing to keep him out of the Mac & Cheese aisle at the grocery store! Wish me luck! It's great to have him h