Saturday, April 15, 2006


I'm so glad it's the weekend. Even though there is more rain in the forecast it's nice to have a break from the busy school schedule.

Last night we had friends over for dinner - my best friend and her family who we see frequently. These are my favorite kind of dinners - I don't really stress about how clean the house is or what I'm cooking. They are easy to please and great company!

I made the kid friendly "Finger Spaghetti" that I posted back in January. I knew I had a busy afternoon and wouldn't have much time in the kitchen. So I picked something that I could make while we chatted. We served it with a spinach salad like we had the other night - baby spinach, avocado, walnut and cherry tomatoes with a balsamic vinaigrette. It was easy and good. For munching on while I cooked we had the hummus I'd prepared the other day, veggies, some picholine olives, pistachios and almonds. Yum.

We rarely have (soy) ice cream in the house - I'm just not a big ice cream fan so I don't think about it when I'm in the store. But for last night I bought three different flavors of Soy Delicious Purely Decadent soy ice cream - and then forgot to serve them! Sheesh.

I bought Peanut Butter Zig Zag, Chunky Mint Madness and Vanilla. Peanut butter and chocolate is just the best combination - anybody old enough to remember those Reeses commercials where the people bumped into each other "hey you got chocolate in my peanut butter" and "well you got peanut butter on my chocolate" - of course why a guy was walking down the street eating out of a jar of peanut butter was never quite clear. But it really is one of my favorite combinations!


Eat Peace Please said...

Oh my, the ice cream would have been the ONLY thing served around here! I love it so much and I am just going crazy over here thinking of those three wonderful flavors! I try to keep ice cream in the house all the time and eat it as much as possible. I am glad the other stuff was a hit!

Guinnah said...

That's just like my daughters - they would eat it all the time - which is why we don't have it around much ;-) I think I'll have to try some of the chocolate peanut butter though - don't want it to go to waste!

MJ said...

:) Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comment..when I followed the link on your profile I realized that you're the other of THIS blog, which I read every every day! I absolutely adore your writing and cooking and agree: it's absolutely wonderful to share healthful, vegan cooking with those you love. I am blessed to have a wonderful family and I can sense you are the same. Keep cooking, please, and I hope you have a beautiful holiday.

chris said...

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Guinnah said...

Thanks for stopping by Chris. It's turned out that nobody minds that I forgot to serve the ice cream - it means more for the family! I've been using the "if it's eaten one spoonful at a time it doesn't count" approach ;-)

Thanks to your company for making such great products!

Kuntal Joisher said...

purely decadent is the best vegan icecream I have had till date.. I have tried most icecreams.. soy dream, soy cream, tofutti and what not.. nothing even comes close to purely decadent!! amazing!!