Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fall is near

Today started with some pumpkin spice cupcakes. These are probably the first cupcakes I ever made, and they're still one of my favorites. Though I usually just go with the plain white frosting, I had a bit of fun decorating these for a friend's birthday. Also, learned a lesson today: it is a lot more difficult to transport on a bicycle than you might think.

For dinner tonight I made lentil loaf with mashed potatoes and nutritional yeast gravy. My boyfriend has been working very hard lately so I've been trying to make some special dinners in the past week, including penne a la vodka and bubble and squeak. I have to say that the gravy turned out super good. I've made lentil loaf before and while this was still really good, I think my lentil cooking skills this time were not quite there. Overall though, delicious dinner, with lots of leftovers. Yum.

Another really exciting thing for me is that I got some yarn that I've had my eye on for quite some time now. Turns out to be perfect timing, because it's just the time of year to really get knitting.

4 comments:

sweetpotato said...

Pumpkin spice cupcakes sound perfect!

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

I love Fall! Absolutely my favorite season! Those cupcakes sound divine. I LOVE anything pumpkin!

Veg-a-Nut said...

Hi, just wondered what recipe you used for your lentil loaf? Can you share?

miss alix said...

i used this generator mostly - http://www.veganlunchbox.com/loaf_studio.html
for proportions and seasoned at random.

i made another loaf with the extra lentils/rice a day later and used the extra pumpkin from the cupcakes which turned out really tasty as well.