I woke up today to another call from the contractor. He setting up a meeting at the house with the roofer and his crew on Wed. I am happy that I hear from them every couple of days. It is a nice relief. They seem to be on top of their game. It is refreshing since all the rumors you hear about contractors are that they disappear for long periods of time. He said that the entire scope of work should be completed in 3 months. It is going to be an exciting process and I will keep you all up to date.
In a couple of weeks, I will be heading to New Hampshire for a weekend. It will be a nice mini vacation. It will mark the first time I have seen the beach in awhile. I miss New England. I will also get to eat at grasshopper in Boston. Yum! Fungus soup!
Tonight, I made some nice dinner. It was several things that I have made before however, I made variations of them. We had boiled vegetables, potato salad (with a dash of liquid smoke), and marinated smoked tofu steaks. For dessert I also made a chocolate peanut butter pie, there was extra chocolate so I threw in some raisins and ran with it. It looks sketchy but tastes great!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
8 oz of (vegan) chocolate chips
1/3 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of soy milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
In a sauce pan, heat the chocolate chips and sugar until they are both fully melted. The mixture may get dry, add the soy milk as it thickens. Once it looks smooth, add the vanilla and mix again. The mixture should be smooth and a bit on the runny side.
12 oz of (firm) silken tofu
1 3/4 cup of creamy peanut butter
1 cup of sugar
3 tablespoons of (vegan) cream cheese
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla
In a food processor, blend the tofu, cream cheese, and peanut butter. Process until the mixture is smooth and light brown in color. Add the sugar and blend again. The mixture should be smooth and creamy. Add in the maple syrup and vanilla and blend again.
Take a graham cracker crust, our a thin layer of the chocolate mixture over the bottom. Be careful not to let the chocolate cool as it will pull the graham cracker apart. Over the top of the chocolate, pour all the peanut mixture. With a spoon, smooth out the mixture. Then drizzle the remaining chocolate over the top in an aesthetically pleasing and delicious manner. Chill for 3 hours and serve cold.