Tuesday night I felt the need to make a bunch of stuff. I worked from home so I didn't have the crappy commute to deal with and had extra time. I made up three dry packets of Easy Vegan Pancakes so they would be ready to go when we need to use them. I also made another double batch of granola for the next couple weeks.
I also made some Cranberry Citrus Oatmeal Cookies to freeze for later. It called for the zest of 3 oranges (supposed to be Cranberry Orange Cookies), but I didn't have oranges...but I did have a mix of orange, lemon and lime zest saved in the freezer (hence, Citrus Cookies). Finally, I knew that frozen zest would come in handy!
For dinner, I've been wanting to make Tempeh Reubens for quite some time. I used the recipe from VwaV and I thought it tasted a bit plain so I added some Dijon mustard. I didn't have capers (well, I did, but I think they've been in the fridge a bit too long, so I didn't dare use them). Everything turned out very well - I just LOVED the sandwich. I also loved the addition of pickle slices - that's the way the German delis sell them. The tempeh was perfect - so much better than corned beef for sure.
I had 8 oz. of tempeh, so I made 2 Reubens and had 4 oz. left over. Ryan wouldn't come close to a pickle or sauerkraut – no Reuben for him! So I added some liquid smoke to the remaining tempeh slices. When Ryan came home, I whipped up two TLT's (Tempeh, Lettuce and Tomato) for him. I just used my typical BLT recipe - cream cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato and tempeh with liquid smoke instead of the bacon. Ryan also liked his sandwich...his only hesitancy was the bread. He's not a lover of rye bread yet, but thought it was okay.
We both have a sandwich left over - yum!