Sunday, April 23, 2006

Sunday Brunch @ The Lake

We went to the lake house today to help my dad get the Jet-Ski in the water and so I could fix a vegan breakfast for my parents and see what they thought about it. I have a "regular" breakfast that I like to fix a lot, and order to eat when I go out to vegetarian restaurants, but I've often wondered what it would taste like to someone who is not a vegetarian or vegan. So we whipped up the meal and my parents tried it.


I made all of the same things that you've seen me eat on here before. Biscuits made from whole wheat pastry flour, gravy made with Earth Balance & soymilk with some tempeh sausage crumbles in it, some herb roasted potatoes and some scrambled tofu. Everything turned out really good and I enjoyed it. I'm not sure my parents were too keen on it though. My dad thought it was good, and he even had seconds on the biscuits & gravy (I had seconds and thirds!). My mom tried everything, but the word she used to describe it was "different". She said that it was good but that it was a lot spicier than the non-vegan versions of these foods. I guess that does make sense because you do seem to use a lot more spices when cooking vegan. I think that's what makes it good though. But I have a feeling that my mom would probably prefer the regular old version of these foods.

It was still a nice breakfast, and a nice day at the lake. The Jet-Ski got in the water for the season and I took it for a quick spin around the lake, which is always fun.

Well, I guess that's it for Sunday Brunch. The lunchbox and I will be back at work tomorrow. See you then!

6 comments:

Brooke said...

Wow, that brunch looks delicious! I never really liked biscuits and gravy when I was omni, but I may just have to whip some up now!
My parents probably wouldn't even try a vegan brunch that I made....they would snub me and go out to eat at Village Inn instead! *sigh*

karen said...

What a beautiful shot of the lake! I would love that breakfast. My parents react the same when I cook for them. They say it tastes good, but they prefer their omni ways... I try to cook as oftern as I can for them. They have come around over the last several years.

Freedom said...

I actually find that it is better to cook exotic vegan dishes for omnis because if you try and replicate things that they eat regularly with meat/dairy/eggs etc they are more likely to be disappointed. But the response sounds fairly positive, so keep trying!

kennyboy said...

That makes sense.

;o)

Anonymous said...

Nifty plates!

Vegan food does taste differently than omni stuff, but I think it is a good thing. I never liked meat and meat substitutes freak me out... However, I think it's great that they exist for those who like the taste of meat. It shows that going veg*an isn't as much of a sacrifice as you might think!

the vegan vulcan said...

My parents usually have the same "meh, feh" response to vegan food. My dad wouldn't even try tofu scramble!

I never had biscuits and gravy when I was omni (24 years living in the deep south, and yet I never tried milk gravy-- weird), your version looks so rad, I may have to try it!