but... we did have a lot of fun... Patty is Vegan, so it was fun to head to the local vegan store and buy the few things I needed to make an acceptable lunch... Now mind you... she was gonna bring her own food, but that, folks, is just rude... to invite someone over for lunch and make them bring their own! Plus... I look for reasons to try something new and unusual (although, I'm learning being vegan isn't all that unusual)....
We had homemade garlic bread (on bread with no eggs or dairy)... slathered with Baba Ganouj (sounds like ganoosh).. it's an eggplant spread! It's really yummy... She made it for me the last time I went her way for lunch... Her's was much better than the Kroger bought version I had, but we both decided... it was still really good!
Then we topped the spread with the sauteed squash.... in vegan butter mind you! I also had a vegan loaf of banana nut bread... and I attempted some Hemp Brownies! Now that's just funny! With Frosting! And to drink... Green tea with a hint of Jasmine! Wow... I am such an adult to pull off a spread like that! I've finally acheived making what would/should qualify as an adult lunch! (Usually it's a batch of chessy noonles (mac and cheese) or chicken nuggets...) It does not take much for me to impress myself with myself! Get it????
And here is a lovely picture of the whole dang thing..... Ahhhh, beautiful! And besides the eating we had wonderful conversation... the kids (Nathaniel, Patty's son Seth, and Simon) played (video games) so we were left to have a wonderful time.... although Simon seemed a little worried when Patty kept asking him to get in her bag so she could take him home.... he's since been taken to ask... at least once a day... "When Patty come over.... we play... me like Patty!"
Thanks for a great time Patty and Seth.... Can't wait till summer when we can do it again!