Tonight my mom and stepfather and my sister are flying in from Los Angeles. I am so excited. It’s not all about me though. My other sister, Jessica, who lives near me is having a baby on the 29th. It’s scheduled…nice. So, people are arriving for the birth of a new baby.
Of course, I am prepared to have dinner ready and have the house smelling of delicious savory stuff when they walk through the door at eight. I am making corned beef and cabbage. I always have to have a vegetarian alternative for my daughter, Daphne.
Lately I have been making homemade pizzas. I even make the dough. Maybe that’s not so impressive? I made tons of pizza sauce from the tomatoes in my garden and canned it. I know that is impressive. I thought this was a fantastic idea for tonight because Daphne can share this pizza with Julia, my sister, who does not eat meat either. I’ll make it with cheese and grilled veggies, I thought.
Then, I remembered Julia’s a Vegan. Ouch. No cheese? I can’t even imagine; but, who am I to judge? I told you that I am a cheese fanatic. I tried to curb my cheese eating once because I thought I needed to lose a few pounds. I soon discovered life isn’t worth living if cheese isn’t in it. I chose to keep the pounds and my happiness in tact. Anyway, I digress.
I will buy some tofu cheese today before they arrive for Julia’s side of the pizza. It’s not that good: I have tried it. But, I can’t imagine not even pretending that cheese is on a pizza. I want to make Julia’s stay here as fantastic as possible so that she always wants to visit me on her vacations. I absolutely adore her company. So, I have found a couple of great websites about Vegan food and with Vegan recipes. I am sharing them here in case you are Vegan or someone you love is a Vegan.