Alright, bloggie buddies, it's time to get real. I need your help. Even making only one new recipe a day, I am collecting a backlog of foods to finish. Today's recipe is Mama Pea's Mmmm sauce, a recreation of the magical Oregonian Yumm Sauce, in hopes that I could simply pour it over any and all random leftovers in the refrigerator and be transported to the mythical city.
Having never tasted the original sauce, I can't speak to how close this is, but I can tell you that I was really happy to be eating old salad. There is a greens mix, tomato, carrot, red pepper, cucumber, and baked tofu in the salad. The sauce actually made me overzealous to eat the salad and I cut my mouth on a piece of the baked tofu! But the sauce made it allll okay.
Now here's where you come in, dear reader. In another attempt to rid myself of leftovers (or, at least to cook new things and not have more leftovers), I invited my best friend (since we were 4!) and her boyfriend over to lunch next Sunday. The problem is, she is a very traditional eater and her boyfriend has been known to drink a glass of milk with any given meal (guh). When we were kids, I used to enjoy eating at her house because it was a respite from my mother's more experimental dishes. I took joy and comfort in saltines with peanut butter and jelly; breaded, fried fish; and lettuce with Catalina dressing. I've since grown out of those foods but I'm not quite so sure she has.
Any suggestions on what to serve? I don't really want to make pasta because I don't like it too much (though I can be swayed) and I'm not sure she'd be ready for tofu, tempeh, or seitan. Greg says to make something that is inherently vegan and I'd agree but I can't come up with any filling recipes. So, if you feel like throwing a few recipes my way, I'd appreciate it. Or I could just serve a bowl of the Mmmm sauce.