The Pot Pie recipe: http://www.feastingathome.com/2013/03/spring-vegetable-pot-pie.html?m=1
The tarragon flavor is quite strong in this dish. I like it. Looking forward to tasting it when it comes out of the oven, where it is right now! I left the mushroom chunks large enough to pick out. The idea to do a pot pie was Cedar’s. After dinner: We all liked it a lot. The kids loved the crust. Cedar even ate the tofu.
The vegan pastry dough recipe: http://vegetalion.blogspot.com/2010_05_01_archive.html
This pastry dough was as easy as the recipe made it out to be. I found it way to soft to roll out for the initial roll, so I tucked it in the fridge overnight and did all the rolling this morning, just two or three times, I forget how many. I’ve made plenty of pie crusts, with much success, but this is my first pastry dough. I did use pastry flour, and the recipe suggests the dough will not puff or flake as much, so be prepared for a flat puff pastry dough. I figured for a pot pie that would be alright. I had a small amount of dough left over so I made a mini apple dumpling for the family when they return this afternoon. I just rolled the extra dough out flat, sliced an apple into the middle, sprinkled with sugar, cinnamon and butter, then wrapped the sides up over the top of the apple pile and squeezed it shut all around. The top was left open by chance of the dough size. After dinner: the puff pastry crust was nothing more than pie crust. Plain ole pie crust. Tasty, but not puffed at all.
The peanut butter cookies: http://www.shockinglydelicious.com/5-ingredient-gluten-free-flourless-peanut-butter-cookies/
Of course I used egg replacer and found the dough to be super crumbly. So I used my hands to squish the dough balls together, then gently flattened them with a fork. They stayed together while baking really well and are soft and chewy just out of the oven. They happen to be flourless, so gluten free. Very simple recipe with only five ingredients.
Waldorf Salad: http://plantfoodfabulous.com/2011/07/vegan-waldorf-salad.html
I don’t think I’ve had a Waldorf Salad since I lived with my parents. As I was pouring the dressing on the salad, I realized that Neal cannot eat raw apples. I’m so sorry! I forgot. Maybe he can pick them out and still enjoy the salad. I love how the walnuts and the raisins compliment the flavors.
Oh! We’ve decided that the kids have kitchen clean up duty on Dinner Share nights! Ha ha!