ON Saturday I headed down to BLN to join my Aunt at her Red Hat Lunch. She drove up from SPI for the luncheon and I took the train down from CHI. We had plans to stay the night in BLN, have dinner, shop, socialize (you know, do girl things!).
At the lunch, since I’m not of Red Hat age, I wear lavender and pink. The Aunt scored me a pink hat (THX!) and I found a lavender top at the sample sale at work (score!). Don’t we look lovely?
The Aunt made a few vegan dishes for me to enjoy! She made German Chocolate Cake (adapted from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World) and Szechuan Black-Eyed Pea Salad from Vegetarian Times. This was a great dish, love the flavor, and even just a typical serving is very filling. It’s great cold, room temp, or even warmed up a bit. I was blessed with the leftovers, so I’ve been trying it out. Also, several ladies complimented the dish. Actually both. One fellow Red Hatter has a sister severally allergic to eggs and she couldn’t stop talking about how fab the cake was. So The Aunt is going to hook her up with the recipe!
I made an easy dish…brown lentils, brown rice, cooked until tender. Add diced onions, some pesto season and viola! Lentil Salad. It was good, but seriously, The Aunts dish was WAY better.
Yum, cake. I’m not a huge fan of coconut, so I tend to scrap off the icing. But the chocolate cake part rocked. As always, anything from VCTOTW is fab!
I had a great weekend with The Aunt and we even plotted out some of Christmas dinner. She’s offered to cook all the veggies without any butter or milk. I’m so excited!!!