Hope everyone had a great weekend! My Saturday was filled with volunteer activities; I walked with Ryan’s family in the ALS Walk in the morning. This is a yearly event we do in honor of his uncle, Paul, who died of ALS about 4 years ago. Then, I volunteered at the Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in the evening. It was a ton of fun to interact with such giving people and neat to see all the balloons lit up around Lake Phalen (yeah, one of our 10,000+ lakes).
After coming home late from the walk, Ryan had some tofu pressed, so we made the most fantastic meal…Stewed Tofu and Potatoes in Miso Gravy from Vegan With a Vengeance. This meal…is…to…die for! When I read the title, I thought, “Who wants stewed tofu?” Well, apparently, I do!
For those of you without this cookbook, it is gravy made out of mostly white wine and miso. Then you add onions, cremini mushrooms, garlic, herbs, potatoes and tofu. It tastes like Thanksgiving and should be made more often. Diane, I think this will be a recipe for our tofu workshop.
Sidebar from the food – I started my new job today and it rocks. I think I am going to be very happy. I am a Senior Recruiter for a large, international, corporate organization and it has a large campus with amenities like Caribou Coffee and a shuttle to and from the YMCA during lunch hour. My team is great, my boss is great and I hope everything continues to go well.
We were released early today so I jumped on the opportunity to drive down to Afton Apple Orchard and pick apples and raspberries. I usually go with Ryan or my sister, but neither could go with me and I was crunched on time, so I went by my lonesome.
I picked 3 pecks of apples (1 peck for my sister, Jill) and 2 pints of raspberries – white and pink. I only had 1 hour and 15 minutes to get it all done, so I got a good workout in too. The apples are a mix of Red Barron, Honey Gold and Sweet 16. I’m planning on making a pie (or two) and some applesauce. I’m very excited I made it down there as I thought we might not have a chance to this year.