Mac n’ Cheese Dreams

My sister Ele, loves to make sure that for St. Patrick’s Day, Ralph has a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner.  Since we were busy on Saturday, we scheduled it for Sunday.  Ele makes a mean corned beef or so I hear.  I don’t think I ever tasted hers before I became vegetarian.  I’m sure it’s delicious because it’s always met with many oohs and aahs.

Ralph’s Major plate of corned beef and cabbage.

 My plate of mac n’ cheese and cabbage.

(Not sure what’s happening with the photos, here…I did internet explorer updates yesterday.  That might have something to do with it, but I’ll have to figure that out later.)

Back to the food!  The mac n’ cheese was delicious as always, Ele is also a master at that!  The cabbage was good and after the photo, it was adorned with lots of ketchup.  That’s something I had never done until I met Ralph.  He love ketchup on cabbage and if you’ve never tried it, you should.  Very tasty.

Dessert was something wonderful, not something I should be eating too often (especially after Saturday’s chocolate cake!)

There, that looks better.  This is wonderful and comes from a bakery called Pisker’s from Westvile, New Jersey.  It’s been in business for 87 years!  Ele and I remember our Grandparents taking us there when we were very little. It’s called a cheese pie, not a cheese cake.  My favorite is their pineapple, but the local store that carries them only had the cherry.  It was Delicious!

Yesterday, I started a book that so far has been a wonderful surprise.

Animal Dreams

I got this at Goodwill for 49 cents as I do so many of my books.  I wasn’t sure what to expect of this.  My only experience with Barbara Kingsolver was when I listened to her book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle on audio.  It was interesting, but didn’t really grab me. For whatever reason, this book has grabbed me.  It could be due to the fact that the book is set in the Southwest, but I’m not sure that’s all there is to it.  For me, her writing style is very easy to read.  I’m really enjoying it so far.  I hope to get some more reading done today.

Drinking my coffee.  It’s going to be a difficult morning.

Happy Monday!

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10 responses to “Mac n’ Cheese Dreams

  1. That meal looks lovely. I can imagine that cabbage and ketchup tastes good! I used to put ketchup on all my veggies when I was younger 🙂

  2. Hmm, I’m obsessed with ketchup, but I’ve never tried it on cabbage. I love a good stone ground mustard with my cabbage, usually. And, oh, how I miss a good baked mac n’ cheese–there just isn’t a vegan sub for that.

    Took a mini road-trip this weekend and got to stop at one of the only dunkin donuts in my state, haha. Thought of you!

    • Allie, so glad you got to visit a Dunkin’ Donuts! Nothing better. I’ve never tried any of the vegan cheeses. Are they any good? My sister’s recipe could be easily converted by just using vegn butter or margarine and vegan cheese. I Keep saying I’m going to make it and post it, but I haven’t yet. I’ll try to do it soon then you can see if you can convert it. I think it would work.

      • Vegan cheese is pretty across the board awful. It either tastes decent-ish (by that I mean–bland but salty) and has the texture of a melted plastic bag, or has a real-ish cheese texture and tastes like..well, and melted plastic bag. I hear Daiya is a decent brand, but it is beyond ridiculous in price–I think about $6 for a bag of shreds?? I gave up on fake cheese 😦

      • That’s terrible. Sometimes the good healthy stuff is so crazy expensive. Honestly, that’s my last reason for holding out against becoming vegan. I’ve cut down considerably on cheese, although it may not look that way! Someone must have an alternative.

  3. Haha that was my husband Glenn’s comment. I think he was testing out if it would work. There’s been some problems with non wordpress hosted blogs being able to comment on wordpress blogs but thank goodness he got it all straightened out. Glad you’re enjoying your 49 cent read. Have a great day!

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