Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Alternative lyrics to "Bringing in the Sheaves"

Ok, that's got to be the oddest post title, not to mention very random sounding, but somehow it rather fits. For those the least bit interested, while I was learning banjo (our family is a singing group and we do tours together) today I kept on singing in dramatic tones "Bringing in Chinese...bringing in Chinese, we shall come rejoicing bringing in Egg Foo Young!" This of course was to the tune of "Bringing in the Sheaves". Even though I did not make a raw alternative to Egg Foo Young, Chinese food must've been on my mind, because that is what I ended up making for my supper.

In the picture above, I had a stir-fry (tender and warm from the dehydrator, SOOO good!), creamy cabbage salad, and "chicken" nuggets with sweet and sour sauce. My favourite was definitely the stir fry, but the salad was really nice too. The sweet and sour sauce was fine, but I would definitely make it more sweet and add less of a salty flavour next time. I know I can make a better sweet and sour dressing myself (this was a recipe) so I shall do so next time.

Today there was no time for our hobbit's tale, I went and helped a neighbor pack up some stuff before their moving day. And soon, in a few minutes, I head off to Bible study with my sister. They always have snack time there first and usually have some fruit and tea, as well as some other sweet things that I won't eat. But it is really nice to be able to go somewhere and have those healthy alternatives handy, rather than feeling like the odd one out because you're not eating or drinking any thing.

Here's the soup that I made a day or two ago. Oh, I can't wait to make it again. I'm sorry I didn't post it earlier, but our camera died and needed the batteries recharged.


Paulina said...

Your stir-fry looks so yummy as well as your soup, what is it made out of? I love anything and everthing creamy :)

I know what you mean about being able to at least snack on fruits and raw veggies at your Bible study so as not to feel left out. Unfortunately, the snacks at my Bible Study are almost always some form of junk food but I remember that the Bible study I went to last year almost always provided fresh fruit such as grapes and apples. I guess I should take the initiative and bring something healthy to my group next time!

I love your blog and couldn't stop reading it!

God bless,

Charissa said...

Aww, thanks Paulina, you're too kind. You know, that's a great idea! Bringing a great healthy alternative to functions like that. Lol, I need to take some initiative too!
The soup is made from a base of cashews. I got the recipe from Rawdorable, but you could have endless imagination soups with just base of cashews using whatever spices, veggies, or herbs you want.