Sunday, November 11, 2012
I had to dust off the food processer, that usually acts as a stand for me to balance my cell phone on when charging it. Next, I tried to get it to start. No luck. Ok, it had been months and months since it had actually been used for its intended purpose, but, geez, I was gettng cranky. Ron fiddled around with it and finally got the lid adjusted JUST RIGHT so it would blend up the mixutre.
matching refridgerator!!!! I think it cost more than Ron's first VW Bug (1965) and promises to make us happy for many, many years. Our galley kitchen is very tiny, requiring an extra expensive "counter" spaced refridgerator, not on sale like the others on the showroom floor. The oven, by the way, has convection features that the sales person swore I would love and use. Ok, 5 years later, I have yet to try this feature. We'll see about the water/ice dispenser that she promises we'll love in the new appliance. I don't think so, but, maybe this time she's right.
In case you want to try the Vegan Spinach Lasagna, here are the details:
1 pound firm tofu
1/4 cup vegan milk
1 tsp dried oregano
3 tsp dried basil
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp lemon juice
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
4-6 cups tomato sauce
cooked lasagna noodles
2 cups vegan cheese. grated
Preheat oven to 350. With food processor, blend tofu, milk, oregano, basil, salt, lemon juice, garlic and onion together until mixture is like cottage cheese. Stir in spinach and set aside. cover bottom of lasagna pan with a thin layer of sauce, then layer of noodles. then 1/2 tofu mixture and 1/2 cup of cheese. Cover this with another layer of noodles, then sauce, then remaining tofu mixture, then cheese, then another layer of sauce. Add one more layer of noodles, then cover with remaining sauce and top with remaining cheese. Bake for 30-45 minutes and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
We all got off pretty easy. I actually continued our walk, in a different direction, but was pretty rattled, thinking of dog mauling stories and our near miss. Two years ago, while walking Jack and Louie, Ron and I encountered an older dog, not tethered in his yard, who started to follow us down the street, toward oncoming traffic. Concerned about the traffic, and trying to hold back Jack and Louie, I tripped over my own feet and came crashing down on the sidewalk, dislocating one finger and pulling the ligaments of two other fingers. That mishap took 7 months of recovery.
I am also perfectly capable of slipping on acorns hidden under leaves, upright one minute and down the next. You might think the treadmill would be a better idea, but, recently, while adjusting the ipod and headphones while walking on the tread, I slipped and skidded to the end of the mat and skinned both knees big time.
Today, I walked a bit longer with the pups, then put them back safely inside and continued the walk alone, looking carefully at the uneven sidewalk, acorns, getting pelted by falling leaves from the wind and headed back to the porch for a soothing cup of tea.