I had a breakfast date with my husband and son today while my poor daughter is slaving away at a 2nd grade education. I like when we can take these little outings with just one of the kids. Its nice to pay all of your attention to one instead of two. We did miss her though.
My husband took the morning off of work so he and our son could get haircuts. It might sound like a weird things to take off of work for but when your barber goes to Italy for 3 weeks there are A LOT of people who are in need of a cut! We waited an hour this morning and left with 6 people waiting their turn.
Before we went to the barber we headed to Starbucks for breakfast. This is an example of me eating vegan in a very non vegan place. Yes they have soy milk. But that’s it. Besides some bags of nuts or a raw granola bar there isn’t much for a vegan to eat. Luckily the bagels our local Starbucks carries are vegan, except for the cheese one obviously. I alway’s bring along some Earth Balance and my trusty bottle of Nooch (Nutritional Yeast). Its our favorite way to eat our bagels around here!
I don’t want to call these Hot Pockets. Puff Pastry Pockets seems more appropriate. There is a brand of store bought puff pastry that is accidentally vegan. Good for you? All healthy ingredients? No, but once in awhile isn’t going to hurt you. Dinner needs to be fun sometimes and this a fun meal.
Whenever we have a leftover stew or chili I like to use them as a filling for these pockets. The last batch I made with a Lentil Chili that my Maa made for a surprise birthday party for me. I sauteed some spinach with a lot of garlic to add a green element to the pocket.
I spoon some filling onto half of the puff pastry and then fold over the other half and press down on all four sides with a fork to seal the filling inside. Then it’s baked according to package directions.
This particular meal was served with a salad, for even more greens and some roasted potatoes.
I really want to fill these pockets with a mixed vegetable and bean curry next time. I’m also working on a Broccoli and Cashew Cheese version as well since that was my favorite Hot Pocket growing up!
Half and Half/Arnold Palmer
I love how VeganMoFo seems to sneak up on us every year. Its a great month to be either a blogger or a blog reader. So much great content is put out all month long. New blogs are to be discovered and older blogs can be discovered again.
Good Good Things will be themeless this year. I just don’t have it in me. School is starting in a few days for my daughter and my son will be starting Pre-School in 2 weeks. I’m freaking out! I’ve recently left my restaurant job to focus on the kids and our home more, I’ll be a class parent at one school and a class parent/board member at another, the amount of meetings and events that are happening in the next few weeks is insane and I’ve cut my bangs again and now my hair is freaking out.
So I’ll just be sitting here drinking my favorite mix of home brewed Iced Tea and store bought Organic Lemonade with tons of ice cubes in my new found obsession of a widemouth mason jar with the CUPPOW attached to the top. I’ll be blogging about whatever I want to blog about and I feel good about that. (I know I’m way behind on the CUPPOW! I’ve had 2 of them that I’ve received in various gift bags/snack boxes/etc and have finally started using them. I’m in love. I won’t even let my kids use them.)