Friday, June 13, 2008

Sweet and Sour Tofu Skewers


My poor husband has been working like a dog this week. He's been up and out the door before dawn every morning, and home late into the night many nights. The girls have hardly seen him, and the extent of my seeing him has been nudging him in the ribs when the alarm goes off at 4:30 am and pushing him out of bed so as not to have the alarm sound again in 9 minutes.

We were assured that he would arrive home early this evening and we were all very excited. Mairin asked me all day "Mommy, what time will it be evening?". The long hours working has resulted in very little eating for him, and when he has eaten, it's surely been less than healthy. Tonight I wanted to fix him something fun and tasty for his arrival home. I'd planned on grilling tofu skewers, but unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate, and broke out in storms this afternoon, so my skewers got grilled indoors.

These skewers consisted of cubed tofu (marinaded in half a can of crushed pineapple and juice, 3-4 Tbs of brown sugar, and a dash of Tamari), fresh pineapple chunks, onions, zucchini and summer squash (both from this weeks CSA basket). I served the skewers on a bed of romaine (also from the CSA) and with a side of Coconut Basmati rice. The skewers were a big hit, and I was very pleased to see Rob enjoying a nice, healthy meal.

For the girls, I cooked up a small batch of Vegan Dad's Baked Tofu For Kids. Stella really liked the baked tofu, but surprisingly she liked the sweet and sour tofu even more. Mairin, who typically likes tofu, was in a rather obstinate mood tonight, and decided that she didn't like anything I made and opted for cereal instead!!

3 comments:

Vegan Dad said...

Kids! Sometimes you just can't win.

Jenny said...

The skewers look and sound delicious! I'll have to try them sometime, I love tofu. I am planning on making the vegan chocolate cake recipe for Gracie's second birthday. By the way this is Jenny, my husband works with yours.. Have a wonderful day.

carrie said...

Jenny - I'm so glad you finally left a comment. Gracie will love the cake (we all do!!). I like to mkae it into cupcakes, because they are a little easier for the kids (and easier to decorate, since you don't have to do the sides and all!).