Tuesday, December 2, 2008

All She Wants to Do is Cook

Josie is a little singer and dancer. I need to get some video of her before she hits a shy phase. Right up there with her music love is her love to help me cook (and eat, of course). All I seem to want to do lately is cook so we are happy spending our days in the kitchen. The guys are right there too, helping, and eating. We even had a neighbor friend eat three bowls of one of the soups I made. I may not get the house clean, bills paid, clothes folded, or anything else I really need to do, but I'll make some tasty food.
Today's lunch was French Lentil Soup with Tarragon and Thyme from Vegan with a Vengeance with mashed potatoes. I didn't want Rob to miss out because this lentil soup is his second fave soup so I served what was left for dinner. Parker had his on top of his mashed potatoes for dinner. I made my fave, Carrot Bisque, also from Vegan with a Vengeance. I like mine over quinoa. Since I had a house full of boys this afternoon, I decided to get away from the noise and keep Josie safe from the running so we made The Best Pumpkin Muffins from, you guessed it, VwaV. I threw the remaining pumpkin from the muffins into the bisque which is a great way to use up pumpkin. These muffins are good, but have tons more sugar than the Carrot-Raisin Muffins so I won't make them often.
It was all fun, simple, and warming on this cold day. After dinner all I wanted to do was go back into the kitchen and cook some more.


Paula Perry said...

so cute, and looks yummy.
Do you make ginger bread? do you know a good vegan recipe? as i am going to make it with my little vegan this weekend (well she will eat it and maybe icing her face,hands floor ect!)

River said...

Josie is such a little cutie!! Your soup looks amazing, so bright and orange!

Kris said...

i am right there with you on the cooking and the baking. it is the cleaning that stops me! maybe i just need a bigger kitchen, lol.

Anonymous said...

I remember those pumpkin muffins and they're delicious although more like a cupcake than an muffin. I think I've made the carrot raisin ones also but, if I'm not mistaken, I also threw in some pineapple!