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Sum total


Late night after a long week. It’s a sans kid weekend! Hub and I tried to play Settlers of Catan this evening by using a dummy third player. It worked out OK (we took turns rolling and making choices for the dummy), but it wasn’t quite as fun as with 5 people.

Today was the last day of my online course. Can’t say I will miss the 7 a.m. start time. And some tech difficulties, but ultimately a good Skype interview at the station this afternoon.

Tomorrow, I will sleep way in.  Then possibly visit the CSA farm. Maybe buy some food, cat food, go to the bank. The sum total of my major weekend ambition.

Blueberry Pancakes plus other blue food

Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Pancakes

Today’s very tasty and filling breakfast:

Blueberry Pancakes from The 30-Day Vegan Challenge

  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose of whole-wheat pastry flour {I used half white, half white whole wheat, because I didn’t have WWP on hand, but still wanted them to be fluffy}
  • 1 T baking powder {this probably had more to do with them turning out fluffy than the flour}
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon (optional) {not optional!}
  • 1 cup nondairy milk {I used coconut}
  • 2 T canola oil or nonhydrogenated, nondairy butter, melted {I used some Earth Balance coconut spread}
  • 3 T liquid sweetener, such as maple syrup, apple juice concentrate, or orange juice {I used agave}
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • Additional oil or butter for cooking (optional) {I used Earth Balance coconut spread}

The rest of the weekend:

  • Stocked up on groceries
  • Cleaned the house
  • Cooked food
  • Ate food
  • Hiked Pilot Butte
  • Tried to plan for and fretted and obsessed about something which might not even happen and over which I have little control
  • Felt guilty about not doing the yard work I had planned on
  • Put new windshield wipers on the car (thinking about winter already, even though yesterday it was over 80°—We’ll be getting the studded tires on in just over a month!)
  • Brainstormed about the future
  • Caught up on some podcasts while doing the above
  • Finished reading The 30-Day Vegan Challenge, which is over-due at the library. I’m reluctant to give it up yet because I’d like to copy about half of the recipes! And I’d like to do a proper review. Recipes I’m hoping to try next:
    • Tempeh Pâté
    • Polenta Squares
    • Muhammara
    • African Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew

That’s about it. Exciting stuff. Felt like I was cooking (and eating) all weekend long, probably because I was.


  • French toast and scramble
  • Enchiladas adapted from Happy Herbivore (with the inspired addition of Upton’s Naturals Chorizo-Style Seitan), and the leftovers today were even better
  • 17-bean crockpot soup (sans screws) with crazy amounts of leftover veggies and herbs
  • Ate the leftover potstickers and purple cabbage from Friday night, the latter of which had turned the most brilliant indigo blue—was a  little disconcerting to eat something that color that was not a berry—I wonder if purple cabbage has ever been used as a dye?