Ken and I enjoyed a lazy day off last Friday for Independence Day. We had grand plans to go for a light hike at Kennesaw Mountain, but those plans were eventually shot down by our apathy and desire to stay in air conditioning. So it goes.
We even kept the food simple, but I just had to make potato salad. My family aways had potato salad for the summer holidays, and it seems to taste best when eaten outside. Weird, but true! I whipped up a batch of herbed potato tomato salad (recipe from DEOTS zine), and I coated some May Wah vegan chicken nuggets with the cajun spice seasoning from Yellow Rose Recipes. Any excuse to use more of the huge tub of bright red Hungarian paprika I have, I'm all over it. These were really delicious. I'm definitely going to try that same rub on tofu next time around. Anyway, we also had baked beans, and more fake meat in the form of May Wah citrus sparerib cutlets.
And for dessert, a big, luscious vegan strawberry milkshake topped with whipped cream:
So, I have a question for you folks. Lately I've had a strong desire to eat foods with grill marks, so I'm looking into an indoor grill-type of thing. What's your favorite? A basic grill pan? George Foreman? Eh?
Oh! And I have to mention that my husband is my favorite person in the world. Well for many reasons, but he did something especially sweet and wonderful this weekend. He knew I realllly wanted to go see Tom Waits on the last stop of his tour, but we really can't afford overpriced $100 tickets these days. Well, Ken bought a pair back in May the day they went on sale and kept it a secret from me until he actually drove us to the venue this past Saturday. So we got to see Tom Waits and it was fantastic! Truly one of the highlights of my concert-going career.
I love my Ken. All together now: Awww.
Crappy video from an amazing show.