My Uncle Dave, who was also my Godfather, passed away on Monday. My Mom planned on going to the funeral with me, so she came up to Chicago on Thursday evening. We split a bottle of red wine and sat at the kitchen table and talked. Friday, we traveled to Galesburg, IL for the funeral service. Saturday, we cooked. My Mom and my sons are omnivores. So, I fixed a roast for them. While their main dish cooked, I made my own main dish.
BBQ Tempeh Burgers from the blog, Our Veggie Kitchen. I've made burgers with TVP and wheat gluten, tofu, and chickpeas, but I haven't used tempeh for burgers. These looked good and I had all of the ingredients in my kitchen. That's always a plus! :::grin:::
Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon, Curry, and Cumin from the blog Kalyn's Kitchen. Kalyn's Kitchen is not a vegan blog, but I happened across the recipe for the roasted cauliflower a few months ago and really like it.
I also made dessert, but I did not photograph it. I put 1½ cups of soy yogurt, 1 sliced golden mango, 1/4 cup of rum, and 2 cups of a frozen mixture of pineapple, mango, peaches, and strawberries in my Vitamix and let it blend until smooth. I refrigerated it until we were ready to eat it. I think it would have been excellent if I had thrown it into the ice cream maker and made frozen yogurt. I'll try that next time.
Of course, we had our cooking session and dinner with more wine and great conversation. Although we were together for a sad reason, we had a very enjoyable visit.