It is finally not as smokey here, we’re getting blue skies and pretty sunrises for our morning walks, or more morning carries for Leela. Miko has been full of energy lately, ready to play and play in the evenings bringing us multiple toys from his toy box until we start throwing one for him.
But also a little couch potato in the mornings burrowing into his blankets until I say the magic W word.
Friday we ventured out to try Movie Studio Grill, finally because that location has been there for years – haha. It’s a movie theater that serves booze and food in the theater. And there’s a nice bar and seating area while you’re waiting for your theater to open.
We saw Mission:Impossible-Fallout and the theater was packed even though the movie has been out for awhile, every seat was full. Vegan options on the menu are decent, but not too exciting – veggie pizza without cheese, black bean burger option, hummus plate, edamame, chips and salsa, etc. Hubby got the veggie pizza and I got the hummus plate appetizer to call dinner with was actually very filling with a pile of seasoned flat bread, veggies, and bowl of hummus for dipping.
I liked the experience, but I liked being able to have a beer while waiting for the movie to start more than the food, that seemed like a funner way to take the edge off after a busy week while getting ready to see a great movie. Eating food in the dark while the movie was playing was kind of awkward and messy making me wonder how often the seats are cleaned especially seeing many greasy burgers and fried foods were served. And the seats were older and smaller compared to the newer, super luxo theaters in the area, they didn’t recline and less personal space. But the service was great and they have an impressive system with the wait staff taking orders and getting the food served promptly before the movie started.
I have been eating a lot of Tofurky Sausage this week after Sprouts buy one get one sale and that’s not a bad thing because one sausage has half of the daily protein. This Spinach Pesto flavor was delicious in a simple veggie saute with kale, carrots, and potato.
I also scored big time at Grocery Outlet finding So Delicious Mozzarella Shreds.
The I tried them on reheated Tofurky sausage leftovers and they melted nicely making a gooey treat. I can see these being perfect for vegan pizza, yum! I also scored Vega Yogurt, lots of hummus, and flavored soy milk deals on that trip, our fridge and pantry is getting too full!
Other eats included monster salads and simple tofu stir fries with veggies.
It was a crazy week at work, so it was about keeping it simple at home.
Last night I had a little fun with another Grocery Outlet find – Pacific Organic Curried Red Lentil Soup. It’s slightly sweet with a warming fall flavor. This time I simmered veggies and Tofurky Sausage in the soup for an interesting experiment.
The soup added a delicious creamy and sweet curried coating. I added a bit more curry powder and garlic powder, but it was a tasty and simple meal to whip up.
Okay, to the list!