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Gorgeous Day

Happy Monday! We are having one day of gorgeous weather here before winter returns.

Welcome to the week of crazy and Tofurky! Tofurky everywhere! By that I mean there is one Tofurky, and I will be the only one eating it at our table.

Greg and I are getting ready to travel to my mom’s house. We are leaving in just a couple days, so I’m in crazy mode right now. It’s about a 9-10 hour drive in regular traffic.

We spent the weekend watching movies and getting everything ready.

We went to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt 1, and it was as good as I thought it would be. I’m not great at remembering details (even though I read all the books twice), but I think it follows the book closely. I won’t say too much for anyone who hasn’t seen it, but I felt very much the same as I did after reading the book after seeing it. I’m so nervous about watching the next movie after seeing this one.

My only complaint would be needs more Haymitch.

We made vegan roasted red pepper mac and cheese for dinner with some broccoli and garlic bread. It’s going up there as one of my favorite vegan mac and cheese recipes – so delicious. Recipe from the Post Punk Kitchen.

Then, I made some chocolate chip cookie bars.. can you believe these have no flour??

They are made with chickpeas instead of flour. Greg refused to eat them, because obviously chickpea cookies are inedible to males. I couldn’t taste the chickpeas at all; they taste like peanut buttery cookie bars to me. Recipe from Tone It Up.

Finally, we watched Undefeated on Netflix. I wanted to see it because I know Greg’s into sports movies and I had seen it recommended on Helene’s blog.

I’m not really a sports movie kind of girl, but I was moved by this documentary. It’s about the relationship between a coach and a high school football team of inner city kids, what he teaches them, and the kinds of opportunities that they have to work for. This showed me growing up in a different way and how a team can be everything in someone’s life, making the difference between whether they succeed or not. I’d recommend it; it shows sports differently and the positive impact they have.

Have you seen Mockingjay? How did you feel about it?
Any good documentaries on Netflix you’ve seen?
Where are you going for Thanksgiving?

15 thoughts on “Gorgeous Day

  1. I haven't seen Mockinjay yet, I want to but I'll wait till the hype dies down, hopefully.
    I'm going to my mother in laws.. where everything will be either meat or gluten. wish me luck?
    ps i am printing both of those recipes, yum.


  2. I have started to try and use different ingredients for baking to make things healthier and my boyfriend will eat them-or devour them as long as he doesn't see what I put in them. I made avocado chocolate brownies last week while he was at work..he got home and ate over half the pan THEN said he didn't like them after I said avocados were in them…boys!


  3. I feel like such a bad fan because I didn't eave realize that Monkingjay was coming out this weekend – HA! But I blame it on working at a movie store and only knowing when DVDs are released


  4. Mockingjay was SO GOOD!!! Which was surprising because of the three books, I felt like it was the weakest yet this was probably my favorite of the movies so far. YES to more Haymitch.

    I thought our 4 hour drive was bad. 9-10? Ouch!

    Enjoy your tofurkey!


  5. I still have to see Mockingjay!! I never remember all the details from the book and it's been awhile since I read it, so it will be like I'm experiencing it for the first time…sort of ha! I really have to give vegan mac and cheese another try. I made it once with cashews, but I don't think I soaked the cashews for long enough so the sauce was quite grainy. I loved the taste though! Adding it to my list!


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