Happy Friday!!! I started my morning off with some more pumpkin oatmeal. I used regular oats this time instead of steel cut. I also added a little ginger and some goji berries, which seem to have disappeared in the picture. Oh wait there's a little gojo in the middle. Oatmeal has hit the spot the last couple of mornings since it's been cooler. I am however missing my smoothies... I feel like I'm having withdrawals. :o) I have to work tomorrow, so I guess I'll be braving the cooler weather with a green smoothie. I have a feeling that I'll still be drinking smoothies this winter. Or, maybe I should just start juicing more....hmmmmm Anyway, for a mid morning snack I had a banana with peanutbutter spread on it.
The cookies that I made to take to the party last night were a very BIG hit. Everyone raved about them and couldn't believe that they didn't have eggs or butter in them. I not only saw everyone eat a cookie, most of them ate two! WOOHOO..... About last night...I have a question. What do you do if you are going to a party and you know for fact that there's not going to be anything there that you can eat? Do you eat first or take your own food to eat? I couldn't decide what to do last night, but finally decided to take my own food, since it was actually a dinner party. I made HH's Portobello Mushroom Steaks, which were sooo good. I used baby bellas though instead of the large ones. I took some brown rice to go with them. I didn't have time to make anything else, and I had actually made the bella steaks Wednesday night...just in case. Everyone was eyeballing my supper last night and telling me how good it looked. I think they were wishing that they had it instead of their BBQ! They were secretly jealous, at least I like to think that anyway. I had the leftover portobello steaks for lunch today. I did take a picture of them this morning....upside down...oops
I didn't have time to make my own salad this morning, so I bought one at work and added the baby bellas to it. The mushrooms were so juicy that I didn't have to use any type of dressing, which was very nice for a change. I added a little nooch and dulse flakes too.
We have another party (birthday) to go to tonight. The host questioned Tony as to what I could and couldn't eat. Tony told them not to worry about it, that I could handle it. So, I'm on the fence again trying to decide whether I need to take my own food or wing it and hope that there will be something there that I can eat. This is the only time that being a vegan is tough for me, but I guess it is what it is. I don't want people to go out of there way to accommodate me. At the same time, I feel awkward if I take my own food. Is being a vegan ever hard for you when it comes to things like this?
I hope you have a great weekend!