And happy cocktail hour! Sparkling water + cherry juice.
What’s that you say? You want to know what the yellow robot is?
It’s my brand new yellow radio, totally inspired by Sherry and John! I’ve been admiring it since they first debuted it in their new kitchen, and then this week the super expensive price tag was slashed to moderately expensive thanks to a Joss & Main sale YHL hosted.
Matt and I have been searching for a small, attractive kitchen/upstairs music box for months and this was just the perfect match. Loving the splash of color most of all! I have plans to buy an input cord for my phone so we can play Pandora stat. I’ve had the radio on all afternoon to a country station and loved the cowboy company!
Tonight’s dinner featured a new recipe – seitan nuggets! Sarah gave out the recipe at her seitan talk at Whole Foods a few weeks ago, and I put vital wheat gluten on the grocery list after tasting them.
Vital wheat gluten is the protein part of wheat. Matt says you could make this at home by kneading a ball of wheat dough until the gluten was very developed and then rinsing out all the starch. Or you can just buy it in the bulk bins : ) It’s kind of like bread flour without the white flour component, and it smells and tastes just like bread dough. If you love dough, you’ll love this.
I followed Sarah’s recipe to a T, sans the onion powder. This version smells and tastes just like Thanksgiving dinner thanks to the herbs and broth.
After baking, they were chewy and springy and bready. I can’t say this is my new favorite food, but I enjoyed them a lot – especially the texture.
Sweet potato fries baked on the side!
Baked on a wire rack in the oven for 40 minutes at 400*. Cinnamon was tonight’s secret ingredient!
Salad = the lady chef’s vegetable du jour. Arugula topped with goat cheese, capers and lemon juice.
We dined on the porch watching the sun set
I’m off to write for my other blog and then settle in for the evening!