Friday, January 20, 2012

Insta-Friday in real life

Once again, I am celebrating this week’s simple pleasures. This sweet little poem kind of sums things up, I think.

“It takes a heap o’ livin’ in a house t’ make it home,
A heap o’ sun an’ shadder, an’ ye sometimes have t’ roam
Afore ye really ’preciate the things ye lef’ behind,
An’ hunger fer ’em somehow, with ’em allus on yer mind.
It don’t make any differunce how rich ye get t’ be,
How much yer chairs an’ tables cost, how great yer luxury;
It ain’t home t’ ye, though it be the palace of a king,
Until somehow yer soul is sort o’ wrapped round everything.”
—Edgar A. Guest

We decided to treat ourselves to a platter of veg sushi last weekend. I whipped up some miso and tofu soup to go with it. Shockingly quick and easy, with a recipe from Robin Robertson’s Vegan Planet.

A week doesn’t go by without some sweets around here. I made some peanut butter chocolate chip cupcakes, some banana chocolate chip muffins and some more of my favourite—date squares.

My sister gave us a popcorn maker for Christmas. I love the vintage look of it, and it makes Friday’s after-school snack super quick and inexpensive. I also made an old favourite for dinner one night—“Hearty Winter Potato Soup” from How it all Vegan. It isn’t the prettiest, and the kids thought it would be gross, but my son ended up enjoying it.

My daughter came home from school feeling really tired yesterday. She didn’t even want her snack—not a good sign. She fell asleep right away (unheard of for this little ball of energy). She started out alone on the couch and then Jolene decided to keep watch over her. The dog isn't even allowed on the couch, but I couldn't bring myself to move her. With the resilience of youth, my daughter’s already starting to feel better today.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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  1. veggie sushi??? I think I need some of that. I can't eat seafood, but I bet I could handle the veggies!

    hope your daughter is feeling better!

  2. Yum! I love the miso soup and vege sushi! :D

  3. We had one of those popcorn makers when I was kid! I bet using this is much less expensive than the microwave variety... now if I can only find room in my cabinets to put one. Have a great weekend!

    1. I know what you mean. I had to squeeze it in with the kids snacks in the pantry.

  4. What a lovely assortment of veggie sushi! One of my favorite take-out meals, easily. I wish we had such a colorful variety to choose from nearby though.

  5. We love sushi for take-out too Hannah. My favourite are the ones with the tempura veggies inside. Yum. My daughter likes the really plain ones, so the variety of choices works out well for us.