I decided to go very safe and just made spaghetti since I wanted to show them that vegans eat familiar foods as well. So I went a little overboard on a fancy sauce, but otherwise kept it simple and good.
Andy brought over some of his homemade beer. I just tried a sip and it was good. I've only tried a few "home brews" in my life and usually they are gross at best...not that I like beer very much anyway, but you know.
Flour, making raspberry oat bars (from The Joy of Vegan Baking)
My apron, it's a little bit wonderful
After dinner and a dessert of vegan raspberry oat bars we sat in the living room watching our little crew interact. Cordelia was already in love with the big kid, three year old Madeline. She carefully watched her play with toys, with a focus you'd never imagine a baby to have. She also touched their little guy Henry, patting his hair. We've taught her to pat our animals and I guess she felt OK doing that to their baby as well.
Giveaway Day 4
Today is giveaway day 4!!! Many of you have left such sweet comments and/or said such kind things on your own blogs. I've been trying to make the rounds, but if I haven't visited you in a bit it's nothing personal I am just using most of my spare time to finish my thesis. It's on the final stretch. I will get back to visiting and thanking you very soon! I am truly touched by your kind words. You have made this blogging experience much more enriching than I could have imagined!
To thank you I want you to tell everyone else about your blog or website or something that is important to you! Leaving such a comment will get you yet another entry into my 7 giveaways!
Also, I have heard reports that some of you are having difficulty (Mom) leaving comments. If you are having trouble blink once for yes and twice for no...oh that's problematic as I don't have the ability to see through the Internet (or do I?)***See Note*** Anyway, if you are having difficulty leaving a comment just send me an email, see my profile, and I will enter you in the giveaway.
Speaking of email, Michelle, please email me. I lost yours and I cannot leave comments on your blog.
***When I was a wee little lass I saw a movie or read a book and the animals were robots. I was frightened that my cats had cameras in their eyes and I would never change my clothes in front of them or discuss incriminating details of my 3rd grade life, lest they use the recordings for evil.***