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#1 Old 11-09-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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My mother in law is coming over tomorrow to celebrate my 2 year old's birthday. I have ingredients for chocolate cupcakes but I have no idea what to feed her for lunch/dinner.

 

This is a woman who goes to a 4 star restaurant and complains that the food is "skimpy" and has "no flavor." She's generally gracious with the food I've given her in the past out of civility, but the vegan thing is going to throw her over the edge I just know it. She's going to complain about how she's just STARVING the whole time because there's NO FOOD. 

 

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How about a hearty pasta dish with a "cream" sauce made from tofu, nutritional yeast, and olive oil. Throw in some roasted seasonal squash and veggies like brussel sprouts. That would be filling and full of flavor.

 

Or some grilled portobello and roasted red pepper sandwiches on foccacia with a vegan pesto mayo, with a side of fresh cut baked french fries or sweet potato fries.

 

or

 

If you can't come up with anything make your son's favorite dish and claim that he wanted everybody to eat it for his birthday wink3.gif
 


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The sandwiches sound good. I was thinking about doing a soup/sandwich thing. 

 

I also thought about only serving what the little one wanted. She requested nuggets and fries. With nuggets at 4$ for 10, though, that's a pretty expensive birthday lunch when you also have to feed 4 adults.


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The sandwiches sound good. I was thinking about doing a soup/sandwich thing. 

 

I also thought about only serving what the little one wanted. She requested nuggets and fries. With nuggets at 4$ for 10, though, that's a pretty expensive birthday lunch when you also have to feed 4 adults.

 

How about making one of the hearty dishes above, but do so with your kid's "help" and then tell grandma that you and the kid made this dish for her.

 

Nothing like sweet sweet guilt-trip- er, I mean, "love"  to make a dish flavourful.

 

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I'm only partially joking.


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The sandwiches sound good. I was thinking about doing a soup/sandwich thing. 

 

I also thought about only serving what the little one wanted. She requested nuggets and fries. With nuggets at 4$ for 10, though, that's a pretty expensive birthday lunch when you also have to feed 4 adults.


Oh I'm sorry! For some reason I thought you said your son. blush.gif

The boca nuggets? Yeah, those are pricy. Maybe just make a bag of them along with the sandwiches. And make the fries fro everyone!


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A slightly more serious response -

 

What about curry on rice? She can't really complain that a spicy curry isn't flavourful and enough rice can make it very filling...

 

You could go vegan Paula Deen and make a super rich lasagna with, like, a tub of coconut oil or Earth Balance and tons of Daiya and ground round?


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The sandwiches sound good. I was thinking about doing a soup/sandwich thing. 

 

I also thought about only serving what the little one wanted. She requested nuggets and fries. With nuggets at 4$ for 10, though, that's a pretty expensive birthday lunch when you also have to feed 4 adults.

What about homemade nuggets? WAY cheaper... Here are 3 recipes... 

 

https://www.veggieboards.com/t/121152/animal-shaped-chickn-nuggets - adorable.

https://www.veggieboards.com/t/27149/ranch-tofu-nuggets-very-kid-friendly

https://www.veggieboards.com/t/46316/chicken-nuggets

 

For delicious cheap homemade fries, cut potatoes into thin slices. Chill them for one hour in ice water (Do not skip this step). Place on a pan that's lightly coated in olive oil. Season how you like - bake, turning a couple of times until cooked through and slightly crisp on the outside. 

 

EDIT: For a change you could make half the fries with sweet potatoes. 


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Thank you everyone!

 

We're going with chickenfree nuggets, happy face fries (as per kiddie request), pasta and salad.

 

:)

 

We had to call her to ask her to bring her own cream for coffee. The conversation wen't something like...

 

MIL: "You don't have cream!? Why not?"

DH: "We're vegan."

MIL: "There's nothing wrong with cream! How do you take coffee?"

DH: "I drink it black."

MIL: "This is way too extreme."


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Ooh, I thought your mil had requested chick'n nuggets. tongue3.gif Why don't you get her some silk creamer instead, she won't notice a difference.
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Yeah I'm if she thinks black coffee is "extreme" then she's not going to be satisfied. Just make everyone else happy so she seems unreasonable when she complains.
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Yeah I'm if she thinks black coffee is "extreme" then she's not going to be satisfied. Just make everyone else happy so she seems unreasonable when she complains.

 
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I agree with the suggestion to get some silk soy creamer. Put it in a little creamer jug and she'll never know the difference.



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Any chance of just getting your other half to have a quiet word with her along the lines of 'You're in our house, you're being rude, eat what you are given and be gracious about it'? If my mother acted like that I'd be horrified! If she's that fussy I'd be tempted to tell her to make something for herself since I wouldn't want to disappoint her with my mediocre, flavourless food :P


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I agree with the suggestion to get some silk soy creamer. Put it in a little creamer jug and she'll never know the difference.

 

Yes she will. I would, so would DH. We're used to straight cream. I would agree with you if we were used to the commercial creamers. 

 

We're also boycotting silk. :o


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