This is my first post in 2011, WAHOO! I wasn’t planning on making any resolutions this year but I decided to make one at the last minute. So… my ONE resolution this year is to be on time! I am INFAMOUS for running on “Lin” time so it’s time to fix that and run on regular people time. I’ve been pretty good last year on not being late but I do sometimes slip up. Thus, this year I RESOLVE to use all my RESOLVE to be on time!!!
Anywho, I just dropped Dave off at LaGuardia airport and the drive was awful and expensive!!! I can’t believe that I spent $27 on tolls and parking for a 40 minute ride: $8 George Washington Bridge + $6.50 going eastbound on the RFK Bridge + $6.50 going westbound on the RFK (YOU HAVE TO PAY BOTH WAYS ARGGGGHH) + $6 on parking (the cheapest of the fees). <= The things I do for love! I told him that next time he can fly into Newark airport where I pay $0.35 on the Garden State Parkway AND it’s about 20 miles closer!
Anyways, during his visit we did make some amazzzing food on New Year’s Eve. We needed a sugar boost to cook so I popped open the box of soy chocolate sandwiches from TJ’s.
Tiny but yummy!
Then we started to cook! We made brussels spouts and fingerling potatoes for our appetizers and vegan mac and cheese for our entrée.
I roasted the brussels sprouts and potatoes the same way. First, I halved them.
Then, I drizzled the brussel sprouts and potatoes with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil each and sprinkled them with freshly ground sea salt and black pepper.
Who says brussel sprouts are gross?
Afterward, I popped them into the oven on baking sheets at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes until they turned nice and crispy on the outside.
Ready to roast!
The finished product:
Simple to make and utterly delicious!
Close-up shots are entirely necessary!
For the mac and cheese, I followed this recipe. It was AWESOME! The mac and cheese turned out PERFECT!
Right out of the oven!
Even my super picky non-vegan parents loved it! I did use gluten free brown rice pasta instead of regular whole-wheat pasta so my cooking times were a bit different (but it’s not hard to adjust the recipe). I highly recommend trying this recipe for an easy to make vegan mac and cheese!
Did you make any last minute resolutions? Also, what is the WORST road you’ve ever driven on?