I’m sure there are a million things I should be doing before I leave, but I just had to say goodbye! Noah and I are off on our excellent adventures. You KNOW he is going to have something to say when he returns.
Just a few thoughts (ha-what else is new?) You all have been so kind and helpful in your comments the past couple of weeks. I just thought that I should tell you that when I say I am in a funk, it usually doesn’t last too long. I know I am very blessed in that. And when I say I am not sleeping well, it usually means I get 5 or 6 hours of sleep instead of the 7 or 8 that I like to get. Again, I am very blessed. When I read about others who constantly struggle with depression, or who haven’t slept well in years, my complaints seem very small indeed. Like I said, I am blessed, and I am blessed to have friends like you.
Thought I would share a funny (on me) with you all. Have you ever heard of TVP? Stands for Total Vegetable Protein. Evidently it is manufactured from soy products and is used for veggie burgers and such. But I saw a bag of it in the Bob’s Red Mill section of the store (love that stuff) and it intrigued me. Looked so crispy, and high in protein. Thought it had some possibilities for baking with higher protein. And it didn’t have any flavor, but took on whatever flavor you added to it. I tried a couple of flakes when I got home, and it was VERY crispy, and it had no flavor. So this morning I tried it out. Had some excellent peaches and thought I would make a peach crisp.
I decided to have it over some cottage cheese to make it more breakfasty.
Well, evidently, they were very successful at manufacturing this stuff to have the TEXTURE of hamburger meat. Yes, I ate that whole bowl of peach meatloaf LOL! What a shame. It did still keep its crispness on the part that didn’t touch liquid. And it didn’t TASTE like hamburger. But I couldn’t get past the texture. Amazingly like hamburger. So I might just be experimenting with some veggie burger recipes when I get home.
For those of you who are craving a peachy dessert now, I used Georgie’s recipe for Peach Cobbler and just adjusted the topping to make it a ‘crisp’ instead of a cobbler. Next time I’ll FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS!
Have a great Fourth of July, and be good boys and girls until I get back!