January 22nd, 2009

Late notice meal

I just got a call from my brother saying he and his girlfriend were coming this evening for a meal - the problem is that I assumed with his procrastinator personality, I would have at least a week to plan for the meal, and instead they're going to be here in a matter of seven hours. I have no car right now to pick things up, either....
I have EVERYTHING imaginable, though, food-wise; I stock-pile things like an atomic bomb is going to go off. I only have brown rices, though, instead of white, but I've got jasmine, basmati, sweet brown, and long grain. I'm going to cook up a sweet potato, chickpea, and portabella mushroom curry, but what should I do to supplement it? I can bake bread, but does that really go with it? For dessert, I've had a rum pot (assorted fruits preserved in sugared rum) in the fridge for several months that I could serve with soy creamer on top.
The only thing I know for sure is the curry, and I especially would like a side dish with it. I'm kind of lost... please help!!!
Thank you all in advance!

Faux Haggis and dumb stout question

My sister is having an Irish/Scottish themed birthday party with the infamous haggis and wants a vegan alternative to it.  She's thinking of taking a Tofukey (knew a cat named that) and remove the original stuffing and put in seitan.  Has anyone tried this and how did it work out?  Does anyone have other ideas for it?

She also wants the Chocolate Stout Cupcakes from VCTOTW, is Guinnes good? 

tofu freezing question

Hello! Long time lurker, first time poster.

I have a question for you folks about freezing tofu. I put a package of tofu in the freezer the other day to give it that "meatier" texture, then I put it in the fridge to defrost and make it easier to cut up in a stir-fry. Unfortunately, I've been really busy and haven't had a chance to make said stir-fry. Will the tofu be OK if I don't use it for a few more days? I'm relatively new to veganism, and I know that chicken should be used a day or two after it's defrosted, but I'm not sure if the same is true of a plant-based substance like tofu...
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