Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tofu Scramble, Sloppy Joes and A Lost Camera

We had a nice weekend in Deep Creek Lake with the kids and my friend Olives and her kids. The weather was nice, just a bit chilly. Yep, chilly in mid-August. We had a nice hike at Swallow Falls State Park, and also enjoyed the beach at Deep Creek Lake State Park. Unfortunately, I lost our camera at Swallow Falls. Obviously, that means no photos of the food I've made the last couple of days. That's okay, though. One of them is a repeat.

Last night I made some tofu scramble. I used the recipe from V-con as a guide, but kind of made it my own way too. The only vegetables I used were onion and green pepper since that's what I had on hand. It was the first time I've ever made tofu scramble (unbelievable!), but it won't be the last. I decided that it would be good in a wrap, so I also cooked some black beans, onion and fire-roasted tomatoes to go in them too. I had some potatoes left from last week's CSA, so I diced them and roasted them to make some easy home-fries to go with the burritos. Very tasty. I think Sleek was pleasantly surprised by how good the tofu scramble burritos were. I think the scramble will be making regular breakfast/brunch appearances here. Especially when cooler weather hits and I actually feel like cooking something that early in the day!

This evening, I went with Snobby Joes (also from V-con). I've made them many times before, so I'm sure y'all know how much we love those around here! Hopefully we'll be getting a new camera in the next few days or so. Then I can post a photo of the awesome new (used) piano we just bought!


carrie said...

Tofu scrambles are great, I don't know why I don't make them more often. If I do it's usually for dinner, as I like the tofu pressed for a bit, and who has time to do that in the morning......my kids will not wait that long for their breakfast!!

csr said...

After reading your blog, I checked out the PostPunk web site (and recalled I read about them in the NY Times too about a year ago, but forgot about it). I bought V-con and it looks great. I'm going to be experimenting this weekend -- the scramble looks like a nice one to try.

Glad you led me to them!

The Dalai Mama said...

Carrie, good point. I *might* set the alarm to get up early to press the tofu then go back to bed. At least I like to think I would. Maybe I'd just make the whole thing the night before and heat it up in the morning. That sounds much more reasonable. LOL

CSR: Cool! Let me know how the experimenting goes.