meatless monday : a ploughman’s platter

cheese glorious cheese

cheese glorious cheese

the other night i explained to some friends …. “yay i’ve been trying to eat like a hobbit lately” needless to say some wine might have almost come out of a nose or two when i made that statement. but its TRUE! i am rereading the lord of the rings trilogy. me the nerd that i am i like to get in the mood when reading novels. drinks, music, food that all go with the theme of the book. on heavy music rotation …. the chieftains, drink of choice lately fallish beers pumpkin and mead and yes foods i have declared “hobbitish” fish and chips, sheppard’s pie and my meatless monday creation a ploughman’s platter……some drunkin goat cheese, fresh carrot and apple slices, homemade bread and almonds and yes of course an ale in a giant ceramic mug. life ain’t to bad as a hobbit.

Eating like a hobbit- the tale of two Sunday night dinners

If you don’t know, I pretty much eat like a hobbit.

Every fall I want to watch Fellowship of the Rings. It’s my favorite Lord of the Rings and I love all the autumn imagery, so it just seems fitting to watch it when the leaves are turning outside.

John and I spent two Sunday nights watching the extended edition of Fellowship and eating dinner. Here is what we had for supper…

Dinner: Disc 1 Vegan Jambalaya with Spicy Chorizo Sausage.

We made seitin to add to the jambalaya instead of beef.

Sauteeing the peppers, onions and spices.

Tomatoes, rice, and broth and we are in bubbly business.

Spicy Sausages!

Homemade potato chips are good for a side, right?

It's always good to have something green when everything else is red.

It's ready! And vegan believe or not!

TV dinner!

And for dessert I had a giant sugar cookie...

John finished off the dirt pie in true Gollum fashion.

Disc Two (or Secondises): Drunken Cheesy Bread, salad and pudding.

I had to have mead in my Renfair pottery mug for the continued viewing. Yes, I am a total geek.

I'm on this crazy pudding kick these days. Whipping up homemade vanilla pudding in the double broiler while dinner is baking!

Walnut salad

Drunken Cheesy Bread. This is probably my favorite dish right now. I"ve made it for years. Apples, melted cheese and wine all baked in chunks of bread and onion with a little veggie sausage. Any hobbit would love it!

Homemade pudding with pie crust cookies for dessert!