Monday Special – By popular Demand – Tofu and Non-Peanut Peanut sauce (Vegan)

Lat night we had an Autumn Eqinox potluck and celebration at my friend Kathy’s house. Which, was fabulous by the way. I want her back yard… and will pay someone else to keep it πŸ˜‰

So for this, we where asked to bring a dish of food, a few people there are vegan or vegitarian so I tried to plan around that.

I made Tofu and Peanut Sauce as a main dish. Not only was it popular in the taste department, But the HUGE question was “HOW do you cook Tofu!” So. With out making you all wait until a friday that it comes up. I bring you – A Tofu Special!

This post > A Beginners Guide to Toe-Food Was super helpful a few months back in helping me understand Tofu. It is a mysterious food that many people like, but do not know how to make them selves. Its not really a flavor, as much as a texture.

So i went to the store (It was Walmart, Slay me) and I grabbed TWO things of EXTRA FIRM Tofu. Brought them home. And opened them. Poored out ALLL the liquid. Patted tem dry with a paper towel, squeezing a bit. and then set them up on there end to drain some more. I came back thirty minutes later and poored off about another inch of fluid. and patted them dry again.

The recipie I used (find off of pintrest)

So i made the maranaid sauce. And then I read the line where it said Marinate for 2 hours… It was 4:45pm and I had to leave at 6:20. Not happening. I should have listened to mom when she said read ahead (That requires fore thought and planning. Both abilities, I dont have…. ) So I marinated for 1 hour.
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Michelle Said to cut them smaller next time so they marinate and fry better. Noted Michelle.

Then I pan fried them. They needed to be fried longer, but I was running out of time. So I fried until golden brown.
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Took them out and drained on a paper towel
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And then put them on the serving dish ready to go
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The peanut sauce I made with Wow-Butter a non peanut alternative (I am allergic to peanuts). I added 1/4 of a cup of soy sauce and 1/2 of a cup of water. I heated it over low heat in the pan and mixed until it was well melted and mixed.

TADA!

There was no left overs… and the peanut sauce ended up on EVERYTHING – Bread, carrots, cookies, crackers, etc etc etc. It was a hit πŸ™‚

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PROMPT: top ten expierences in life

PROMPT: List the top ten experiences of your lifeβ€” top meaning significant. Wondrous. Glorious. Terrible. Illuminating. Demoralizing. Jubilant. Ten, of course, is an arbitrary number. But start there. Think about it for a moment, letting your mind roam free, keeping your pen on the page. There’s no penalty for going beyond ten, but if you do, cut to ten when you review the list. Stop reading now and make your list.

Heffron, Jack (2011-12-15). The Writer’s Idea Book 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Develop Great Ideas for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Screenplays (Kindle Locations 957-960). F+W Media, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

1)Meeting Mack

2) KCRF 2011 my first season

3)Finding myself (still a work in progress!)

4) Getting Jayden

5) Candace Being back in life

6) Getting my first tattoo and first piercing… and every other one since then

7) growing my hair out to the longest its ever been… and still growing

8) Cassie dog

9) Getting our first rental house

10) then finding out we are getting a job transfer and arent even in this house a year

Fantasy of writing

PROMPT: Fantasy time. Describe your ideal writing setting. Fill it in to the last detail. Perch yourself on a balcony overlooking the Pacific. Snuggle yourself next to a fire in a richly paneled study. When you finish the description, read it with an eye toward patterns and details. Do you prefer an open or a closed place? Light or dark colors? A sense of freedom or safety? Again, no right answers here.
Heffron, Jack (2011-12-15). The Writer’s Idea Book 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Develop Great Ideas for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Screenplays (Kindle Locations 644-648). F+W Media, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

12:37:28 PM β€Ž 4/β€Ž29/β€Ž2012

Reality of where I write. Where Ever the fancy strikes me πŸ™‚ I have my laptop with me most all of the time. Two days ago (I have done this writing thing three days in a row. I am a nifty person eh?) I wrote in bed with Mack snuggled next to me reading Tom clancy. Yesterday morning I wrote on my Grandparents back purch. The squirrels where running around, and to be truthful had me slightly (very) concerned about a viscous attack on my toes. Today, it is 12:41. I was reading ‘Never look away:A thriller.’ by Linwood Barclay. I am about 83% into it and likely will finish it on the rest of the car ride back to kansas city. or at least today. Iwill stay away until it is finished! So, as I said, today a I am writing someoplace on hwy7 in mid missouri, in my car as my husband drives.

I also enjoy writing in busy Cafe’s and restaraunts where there is LOADS of people and chattering.

The Fantasy of where I want to write: I suppose this varys greatly on if I am using paper and a pen, or a computer. As I explored previously, My trust in paper and pen has been hurt deeply in the past. I feellike since I can password lock my computer and hide files, that at least, it is semi safe This is likely a false sense of security however. Iknow the FBI can have there way no matter WHAT! For the intent of this prompt I will say I am using the laptop. But for the purpose of this fantasy (Its MY world. I can do what I want!) pretend that I write in a leather back journal with a pentagram and earth on the front. The pages are un finished and rough, unbleached as well. I write with a feather pen from some random bird. A raven is my victim this time. I use blackberrys for ink. (Romantic isnt it…) We are out in the wilderness and I have on leather sandels tied on by strings (imangine native earth style if you will), in a light red leather. I have on a petal light green skirt, my top is a bodice style with one shoulder made of leaves and animal hide (rabbit as its most plentiful). Hair pulled back in natural tiny dreads down to mid back. Snuggled inside the curve of a HUGE pine tree, the largest amongst the forest. So many in fact, that as you run, prance and pad about there cushon of pine needles fallen, makes your steps silent. Only slivers of light creep through the branches and needles above, but there is still eonugh to offer a general glow of light. The rabbits bounce through the leaves as I weave my tales of thoughts, wit, prose and novel. Occasionally a fellow nymph or fae prances through the woods to visit as I live in my part of the wood.

How the Amazon Kindle Changed my life (Prompt)

8:43am 4/28/12

To be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. My mom said her writng teacher told her that. I read often, thanks to my trusty kindle, Buzz Bookyear (He takes me to infinity! and BEYOND!) It makes my life very emcompassed by words. I read words, I speak words, I write words. I enjoy language so much I even infact desire very strongly to retrn to some classes to be an American Sign Language interpreture.
I originally didnt know where this entry would go, its strange how they seem to take shape immediately. you simply just have to sit down and do it and not be critical. Amusing.
Earlier this week a member from my book club, Connie I think, asked how did you ‘Meet’ your Kindle? and how has that effected you an your life?
I had stopped reading about my junior year of highschool (strangly the same time roughly I stopped writing… seems to be a thread there eh?). As I got older I still tried to go by the library but I would never really get my books read, and the library would always send angry letters about how I was LATE! LATE DAMMIT! (They wanted money)
In october of 2011 maybe pushing november? In time for Christmas regardless. Amazon announced and staretd doing commercials for the NEW $79 baby K and the $99 NEW Kindle Touch. Dad mentioned it to me a few times, I saw the commercial a few times. I came home from Slidell, LA (hedgehogs trip) and had one hundred extra dollars. So I decided I would swing by Best Buy (#IABHOREBESTBUY) and grab the kindle touch. So in I go, having to shove off everyone that so I didnt need anything else I just wanted the kindle! THAT IS ALL! I barely escaped with my life.
Little did I know that my dear Buzz would change my life. He introduced me to online book lending, the market of free e-pub books, and book buying at a great price.
My goal on good reads this year is to read 24 books. 2 a month. I am 14% ahead so far. It is certainly not the 125 that Patrica mentioned, but hey, for me? Its perfect.

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