I commissioned The Dad and Kid 3 to make the cuppers as I was pooped. They made the very first recipe of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, Golden Vanilla Cupcakes. They tasted amazing but they sunk a little bit, not sure why. I left the frosting decision up to the Chefs and they made a magnificent choice ~ the Chocolate Ganache Topping on pg. 143 of VCOTW. YUM!!!
Kid 4 doing what she does best.
Last night we had a Mexican Fiesta! Nanny Noodle and Papa Pepper were coming for dinner so I wanted to prepare something spectacular. I had made some beans the other day and wanted to use 'em up so I poked through Viva Vegan and found Green Posole Seitan Stew With Chard and White Beans. Which was lucky because I had to use up the rest of the seitan I made AND I had some rainbow chard that needed to get eaten.
I didn't think the stew was going to be enough and I love love love empanadas, so I decided to make the Creamy Corn-Filled Empanadas. The empanadas were a lot more work than I anticipated, but man were they good! It needed a little something, though, maybe a dunk in salsa? I used my blender (really need a new one as mine is horrid) twice and my food processor once, busy day for my appliances.
Nanny Noodle brought a Cherry Pie, Kid 3's favorite!
I knew the kids would have no part of the stew or empanadas, so I made them the meatless tacos they love so.
Kid 4 could not participate with the thumbs as she ate at a birthday party. Kid 4 gave a halfsies since she does not like tortillas, but she ate the innards. Everyone else gave a thumbs up!