A couple weeks ago, a friend sent me a link to Change.org. I haven't had too much time to dive into the site and check everything out. Please check out some information for yourself at http://www.change.org/ideas/faq. I think many of us know that we have to make changes to how humans have been dealing with a lot of problems on our planet. Hopefully this is another way to gather the masses and get the message to the powers that be. For the President of the United States to listen to us, not his own agenda, but the people who elected him. So far in my limited amount of free time, I signed a petition hoping to get vegan options for school meals. I know there are days where I am rushing around trying to get a kid friendly, will stay cold or hot enough until lunchtime meal ready for my 2nd grader. And it would be great if some kids in his class were given the option to try something new, even if they don't plan on going vegan at this point in their young lives. Just to be exposed to a healthier way of eating would be a good start. Wouldn't we all love for people to get back to more fresh ingredients? I know there are many problems out there and me picking vegan options for school lunches might seem unimportant to you. That's fine. We don't have to agree. But go take a look at Change.org and see what is important to you. And let's all hope for lots of changes with our next president. I figure it can only get better, right?
For the last month and a half, it has been "crunch" time at work. Which means a lot of rushing around on my part and not enough cooking time. I've been making meals that can get on the table fast and we've eaten them before any photos have captured the event. Last night was BBQ tempeh with roasted veggies. Leftover BBQ sauce was easy to throw on top of some cut veggies and throw it in the oven for thirty minutes. Not the best meal I've ever tasted but filling and warm. It did the trick. Another night was tofu, indian spices, and cauliflower all thrown in together and baked. Our son was treated to homemade pizza a few times. Always a crowd pleaser. My husband and I just try to throw some more flavor on our side of the pizza to mix it up. The last one I remember was fresh basil and black olives. I have a thing for black olives on pizza. It's hard for me to accept a slice without them. Tonight will probably be a Henry friendly dish. Either Mac and Cheeze from the New Farm Cookbook or pizza... again. I just hope I have some black olives to throw on there or Mommy might be a bit grumpy.