Since my sweet boyfriend is so far away and my neighbor’s husband had to work on Valentine’s evening, she suggested a Galentine’s Day celebration! We had SO much fun! She made a lovely vegan pizza:
She used dough from Trader Joe’s, Newman’s Own sauce, Daiya vegan cheeze, and topped it with garlic, onions, mushrooms, and kale. I loved the idea of kale on pizza. It got nice and crispy. We enjoyed that with some salad, wine, and good conversation.
Then we watched the film Bridesmaids.
I LOVE THIS MOVIE! I hope Melissa McCarthy gets the Oscar for best supporting actress. It’s refreshing to finally see actresses in genuinely funny roles.
For dessert I had made these Raspberry-Chocolate-Truffle Brownies from the Post-Punk Kitchen:
They taste decadent, but they’re actually low in fat and high in antioxidants (and easy to make)! What more could a gal want?
- 4 oz unsweetened chocolate: $1.60
- 1/2 cup raspberry fruit spread: $0.87
- 1/2 cup sugar: $0.08
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce: $0.33
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract: $0.40
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract: $0.10
- 1 1/2 cups flour: $0.08
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder: $0.18
- baking powder+soda+salt: about $0.01
- 1 cup frozen raspberries: $0.83
Wow! I knew it was cheaper to bake at home, but I had no idea HOW cheap! It’s easy to get sticker shock at the grocery store when you’re buying a whole bag of flour, bottle of vanilla extract, etc, but that stuff goes a LONG way!
I served these up with some Coconut Bliss Ice Cream. That stuff is seriously good, definitely the most rich, creamy vegan ice cream you can buy at the store. And I garnished it with a few fresh raspberries.
We also enjoyed some Red Velvet Cuppa Chocolate tea that her husband had bought for her:
It was really good. I might have to buy some.
Then I talked to the BF on the phone. He’s sending me some chocolates. What a sweetie. I’m so happy. The best part is: I get to see him in San Francisco in just three short weeks!