October 13, 2009

Anniversary dinner / vegan mofo 2009

On Sunday we walked to the vegan bake sale (that I baked for last Friday) at Sidecar for Pigs Peace vegan store to buy a bunch of treats for dinner. Sunday was our Anniversary and two of our sons (the third had to work) were cooking us an Anniversary dinner. We wanted to support the sale, and bring dessert to the dinner. Above you can see some of the brownies, pumpkin cookies, blondies, peanut butter cookies, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and more that we snagged at the sale. It was fun to have so much variety for dessert. (I really loved the pumpkin cookies so if you made them and are reading this, please share the recipe!)

If you read this blog you know that our sons and their partners are all great cooks, and we always eat well at their homes. Sunday was no exception. One son made an enormous pot of three-bean chili that was incredible, and the other made a great cornbread, and a fabulous vegetable stir-fry filled with leafy greens from his garden plus broccoli. It was the perfect meal for a chilly fall evening. I took bad photos so I can't post pictures of the yummy food, except for a not-so-great photo of the chili pot.

However, I got a cute shot of Erica, (from "dinner with Aaron and Erica"), and another of Erica and her most dedicated fan club member, goofing around. Behind Erica's back (photo below) you can see the unpredictable and not-always-nice, Lola, resentfully sharing her chair.


Jonathan Safran Foer on eating meat

There's an essay in last Sunday's New York Times Magazine you might appreciate. Written by Jonathan Safran Foer, the essay, entitled "Against Meat," follows the author's struggles with the cultural and ethical concept of meat-eating from the age of 10 to the present. Well -written and heart-felt, many vegetarians and vegans will identify with and appreciate Foer's struggles and decisions. Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of "Everything is Illuminated" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." His new book of non-fiction, "Eating Animals" will be published in November.


There are still three more days to enter the cookbook giveaway! Get your copy of "Love Soup" by Anna Thomas just in time for winter soup weather.


  1. It all looks sooo good!

  2. Happy Anniversary! It sounds like a lovely meal and good company--I hope you had a good day :-)

    Are all of your children vegan as well, or do they just cook vegan for you?


  3. Are these pictures just an excuse to get me to post a comment on your blog? Dang, it worked.

  4. Happy Anniversary! I know your family cooked you a great dinner, even without pictures to prove it.

  5. Thanks for the Anniversary wishes!

    They are almost vegan.

  6. Happy Anniversary!! Mmmm I want that plate of cookies!! And that pot of chilli. Double yum!

  7. Happy (belated) Anniversary! How nice to have your kids cook for you! The desserts and chili both look wonderful. I've heard so much about Safran Foer's essay that I must go read it now!

  8. Vegetation, Ricki,
    Thanks! Go read that essay.

  9. Happy Anniversary! Everything looks great.


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