Friday, March 25, 2011

Vegan Family Dinner Southern Style

A few weeks ago we had Southern Style Vegan Family Dinner.  My head has been in the clouds with school and life, so I am just getting around to posting about this super fun experience.

We usually drink wine with Family Dinner, but wine didn't seem to be a good fit for a down-home Southern meal.  I decided to make Sweet Tea so that some of us could spike it with Jim Beam. 


Thanks to Tony spending three hours tracking down every green tomato in the city of Chicago, Leia was able to start our meal out by making Fried Green Tomatoes.  She served them with a dipping sauce that she made out of  Cholula Hot Sauce and Lemon Juice that paired fantastically with them. They were delightfully delicious!

I decided to make Southern Fried Tofu with Biscuits and Gravy.  I haven't eaten fried chicken in a VERY long time, but I think the tofu tasted a lot like it.  The biscuits were a bit thinner than I would have liked and the gravy was a tad too sweet, but over all it was pretty yummy.

 Sarah made Kale and Mustard Greens with Garlic and Onions.  I think this was my favorite part of the meal.  They were perfectly cooked and seasoned.  I could eat these all day!

Frankie and Keyanna brought a vegetable tray and fruit salad. I was happy that we had fruit for dessert, because I decided to make a new dessert recipe that I am working on and it failed miserably.  Those are the breaks when working on a new idea. 

 We had another great event full of food, drinks and laughs.  I am looking forward to our next family dinner in a couple weeks... Southwest Style.