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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mrs Loafy Loaferson...

Hey Guys!
I hope that everyone has had a great Sunday. Mine has been SUPER productive...
Even though I haven't run this weekend I feel like I haven't stopped moving. Since getting home from bagels and coffee I have either been cleaning or cooking or doing BOTH at the same time.
While Jason was at the laundry mat with the weeks worth of laundry - I was at home with Regan, Linsey and Olivia sweeping, vacuuming, dusting and doing dishes.
I snacked a little on some TJ's roasted garlic hummus and pita chips.

I guess having a bagel, 1/4 of an apple muffin and 2 giant cups of coffee as a late breakfast kept me pretty full most of the day because I worked straight through lunch!

While I was doing ALL that I made Carrots N Cake's pomegranate coconut quick bread, but I changed it around a little to appease the tastes in my family. The recipe Tina made calls for the arils of the pomegranate, but Jason does NOT like them so - I used POM's pomegranate blueberry juice and in place of the arils I used dried blueberries.
(sticking with the blueberry theme)

Of course, when it came out of the oven, Jason and I had to do a little taste test to make sure it was edible. IT WAS!!
It was so good that I might trade my Sunday Oats in for that tomorrow morning.
Once that was done baking I moved straight in to making dinner. I must have been on a 'loaf' kick today because I made veggie meat loaf for dinner.

2 Morningstar Farms Tomato Basil Pizza Burgers (thawed)
2 Gardenburger Sundried Tomato Burgers (thawed)
3 tablespoons water
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1 tablespoon minced dehydrated onion
1/2 to 1 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce (I just found out this is NOT vegetarian and I'm heart broken)
3/4 cup dried bread crumbs
1 handful of shredded cheddar/monterey jack mix
1/4 cup Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Place all ingredients (except ketchup) into a large bowl and mash together with hands.
Put mixture into loaf pan and spread to all four corners.
Top with BBQ sauce
Bake for 45 to 55 minutes

To go with the 'Better Than Real Meat Loaf' I made sweet mashed potatoes and roasted brussel sprouts.

I cut the ends off of the brussel sprouts, coated them with a little bit of EVOO, kosher salt and black pepper, then spread them out onto a sheet tray and baked them in the oven at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes (while the 'meat' loaf was in there too). Just remember to shake the tray every 10 minutes or so to keep them evenly roasting.
Dinner was yummy and we have full tummies. :)
Now it's time to clean the kitchen (AGAIN) and get the girls into the tub for a bath.
I can't believe that the weekend is coming to an end already.
Where does the time go?


Colleen said...

My aunt (who is also vegetarian) brought me some of this vegan worcestershire sauce last summer and Ian and I both liked it alot. It does have natural smoke flavor in it, so if you don't like that, it might not work for you. She found it in a store in Chicago, but I also found it at and it's called "The Wizard's Organic Vegetarian Worcestershire Sauce".
There are also some good recipes online to make it yourself!

RealFitMama said...

Colleen: Thanks for the tip! I am so bummed that I didn't know this until now...What kind of a vegetarian am I???

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