Friday, October 21, 2011

MoFo Miscellany

Let's all do a happy Friday dance. It is also sunny in my part of the world today so things are cold, but bright which always makes me happy. It is also the last (probably) day of our mini-CSA from The Mulberries Farm and Orchard so I have broccoli/kale soup cooking on the stove and tofu baking in the oven to make room for the new local produce.
If you are local and not in the mood for cooking, Friday means Cactus Grill has a deal on their vegan tofu burritos. Yum! This one was Josie's, but your burrito could be even better with veggies, hot sauce, and/or guac, whatever you like. If you have a family of five, I suggest calling ahead to make sure they have enough tofu cooked up. No problem if you don't call ahead, just a longer wait. Love local restaurants, especially when they have vegan items on the menu.
Rob and the boys are taking the Brassica Soup and baked tofu on the train to Chicago tonight. They are staying with our friends, Todd and Katherine. Katherine's awesome toy store is having a huge 15th anniversary sale this weekend so if you are in Chicagoland, check it out and you might run into my guys. Building Blocks has some of our favorite games like Apples to Apples, Bananagrams, and Bug Bingo, wooden toys, educational toys, books, and so much more.
For locals who into fall camping, looking forward to the cold winter ahead, or planning how to survive car light/free in cooler months. You might want to check out the "sidewalk sale" at Champaign Surplus.
We bussed to Common Ground Co-op today to pick up some fruit and staples we won't get from the mini-CSA and they had these awesome t-shirts. Parker couldn't wait to put his on. You know you want one!
We also tried the chocolate flavor Zico coconut water. This flavor has coconut cream as well as water so it tastes more coconut-y than their other flavors. A plus for coconut lovers like our family, but more of a dessert than a hydration drink. Ironically, the Iron Chef challenge this weekend is coconut...mmm.
I have to brag about my new bag too. My neighbor/friend, Deborah invited me to a Thirty-one party at her home. I'm not usually big into going to home sales parties, unless they are "romance products" since those can actually be pretty fun, but even then how many sex toys does one household need I ask you...anyway, Deb is uber cool promised mixed drinks and yummy appetizers prepared by her hubby so I went. I'm glad I did. I scored this awesome bag which starts out normal size and then expands when you buy too much at the co-op after going in for "just one thing". At least that is what I use the bag for. I don't even want to add up the poundage for this haul (two 3 lb bags of onions - they were on sale, two banana bunches, loads of sale honey crisp apples and some red pears, a couple yams and a sweet potato, local hot sauce, a bag of grapefruit, a loaf of bread, coconut waters, popcorn, Tofurky, etc.) and I don't suggest you all try this at can be a back-breaker.
Here is what it looked like all filled up. Cute, eh?
Josie and I will be having a glorious girls' weekend. I'll post about our adventures in the kitchen and elsewhere this weekend. Check out Aladdin Jr. at the Virginia Theater (the last show is Saturday) starring our friend, Isabella, as Jasmine. If you have some time on Sunday, listen (online for you non-locals or people tied to their computer) to Food for Thought with Rachel and me. Have a good one!


Cara said...

Just wanted to say that you have some of THE cutest kids!! xo

VeganLinda said...

Thanks, Cara, they keep me smilin'. I can't wait to try out some of your candy recipes for our Halloween Party. Your pics make me drool!

Sarah said...

I DO want that shirt!