Classic Comfort

Ryan, don’t read this!!! (He HATES just the thought of mushrooms!)

Hehe 😉

I just found a whole new level to the VwaV Mushroom Sauce that I made the other night—served on top of a comforting dish of whole wheat couscous and a chickpea cutlet. This was amazing…rich, creamy and super comforting. Luckily I had a frozen chickpea cutlet in the freezer that I just heated back up in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes and all I did was pour the reheated sauce on and dig in! Delicious. This sauce took a little time to make the other night but it was definitely worth it because you can use it in so many ways. I’m thinking I’ll try it over pasta for a creamy mushroom “alfredo” sauce later in the week. I also made my usual salad with carrots, romaine and cucumber with Woodstock dressing.


Not sure what tonight is bringing—I know we are torching our brulees and unmolding our creme caramels but I believe we are also making some bread pudding and one other thing as well. I guess it will just be a surprise!

I can’t refuse Lindsay’s request for more Dexter photos. Ain’t he cute with his little mouse?! He’s guarding it from me!

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  • jenny
    May 20, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    where do you find whole wheat couscous?

  • jenna
    May 20, 2008 at 9:37 pm


    I found these in the bulk bins at my local health food store.

  • Caroline
    May 20, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Hmm I haven’t actually tried the Tofurky/avocado combo. Shocking that I haven’t actually. Thanks for the tip!

  • healthyceliac
    May 20, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Oh my goodness…your cat is too cute! I love it when cats guard and protect things from people.

  • VeggieGirl
    May 20, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Ryan hates mushrooms???? Ahhh, too bad – I’m obsessed with funghi :0D

    Dexter!!! Can’t refuse more photographs of that lil guy – too adorable.

    Have fun tonight!!

  • Allyson
    May 21, 2008 at 1:09 am

    I love anything mushroom 🙂 Your dinner tonight looks great!

    Which would you say is your favorite Annie’s dressing??

  • ana
    May 21, 2008 at 3:25 am

    hey jenna-and anyone else-I have to work nights and I get off at about 9:00pm. I am ALWAYS hungry and craving a snack before I go to bed. I really need something with protein or something more than just a cookie/cup of tea/bowl of cereal/etc. to fill me up (I’m not such a big sweets girl-I prefer a good turkey (sorry Jenna!) sandwich to a cookie). Do you have any suggestions? I don’t want a whole meal, just something that does the trick without leaving me stuffed. Thanx!

  • Serena
    May 21, 2008 at 4:54 am

    Ana, what about a hearty but light soup? I love Barefoot Contessa’s chicken chili, which has chicken breast, tomatoes, and lots of bell peppers in it and is super tasty, but also light and filling. You could make a big pot on Sunday and eat it throughout the week – it actually gets better as the flavors blend. http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_27660,00.html

  • Cassie
    May 21, 2008 at 9:14 am

    I’m with Ryan- Mushrooms= yuck!

  • hk
    May 21, 2008 at 10:49 am

    too cute!

  • becky
    May 21, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    awww, dex looks just like the cat I had growing up. what a sweetie. keep those pictures coming!

    ana – oatmeal! i normally don’t eat sweetened oatmeal but nature’s path instant oatmeal makes a great pre-bed snack. Or Greek yogurt if you are cool w/ dairy … there’s so much protein that it’s really filling for not a ton of calories (depending on the flavor)

  • Mel H
    May 21, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    i love fruit and yogurt parfeits with cereal on top, or an apple and pb or a bowl of cereal before bed – i always eat a snack before bed and breakfast food is always my first choice!

  • ANON
    May 21, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    yuck pathetic looking creature.

  • jenna
    May 21, 2008 at 8:51 pm


    I highly doubt that anyone is literally forcing you to read my blog and stare at my pathetic cat pictures. Why don’t you just call it a day and go be rude somewhere else, because it just so happens that I don’t like your comments, my other readers don’t like your comments, and my lovely kitten doesn’t like your comments either. Thanks. Bye.

  • Holly
    May 22, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    wow… I can’t believe people can say things like that… so sad. I love your kitty!!