This has been our first week of school, and I've been trying to make most of the things that are Mairin's favorites, along with a few special treats for her. Yesterday she was greeted off the bus with warm Chocolate Chip Cookies and a glass of vanilla soy milk. This morning before she left for school she was telling me how much she loved strawberry shortcake ("you know, the desserts mommy, not the girl"). Luckily, Vegan Dad had just posted a recipe for shortcake, so I knew exactly what my special treat today would be. We actually finished up our chocolate chip cookies from yesterday after school and had these delicious shortcakes after our dinner. The cake was just right, and served with Temptation Vanilla Ice Cream, it was just like the strawberry shortcakes from childhood.
For dinner we've been having meals that I know Mairin will eat.....I want her to be well fed for the first week of school, ya know. So we've had "Giardino" Burgers, spaghetti, and tonight a tofu scramble. I've made a similar curried tofu scramble that I blogged about before. This scramble had green onions, carrots, garlic and spinach scrambled with the tofu and seasoned with salt, pepper and curry powder. The kids actually like this, which has surprised me twice now!!. I served them with some potato cakes that I made from mashed potatoes that were leftover from earlier in the week.
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