Every Sunday Miguel and I make a large feast to feed our friends. It’s a good way to show them just how delicious vegan food can be. We’re never exactly sure who will show up or when, so we just start cooking lots of food around 7 and wait to see what happens.
This past Sunday we had a particularly large turnout and weren’t able to serve the food as quickly as we would have liked. It also didn’t help that, among other things, we decided to make empanadas (which can be a bit time consuming if made in large quantities). We started cooking around 7 and didn’t finish until 11. Everyone said the wait was worth it, but I still felt bad for those who had to leave early. It would probably be a good idea to start encouraging people to rsvp, but I think I like the unpredictability of our dinners. It keeps things interesting and is good preparation for when we open our restaurant (although we certainly won’t make our customers wait 4 hrs to be fed). Anyway, as a 2 person team feeding over 20 people, I think we did pretty good. While everyone ate, we watched Father’s day themed movies such as Mr. Mom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
I don’t have photos of everything we made, but here is a list:
- fresh garden salad with creamy dijon herb dressing
- spinach battered plantains with jalapeno agave sauce
- Spanish rice
- pinto beans with vegetables
- empanadas with guisado style filling (potatoes, tvp, tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, etc.)
- cheesy tomatoey oregano sauce
*For those of you who requested recipes, I didn’t take careful note of all the ingredients and portions we used. I’m bad at keeping track of things like that. Miguel and I are going to make a similar meal for a catering gig on Thursday and I promise to take better notes and post recipes soon.