Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Wed Veg Night

I have some great news! Emily (Cara's dog) has a new PUPPY to play with!
I stopped by to check this little guy out and boy is it hard to take pictures of a puppy.

The new pup is a 2 month-old West Highland White Terrier boy.

Meet Ender

He's still teething and is chewing on everything.
I was so glad to meet this little guy (though seeing him does make me want a cat even more).

Richard and I are going to have a 4 day vacation in September so we've decided no cat until after then.

Onto a wonderful Greek get-away that my family made for Richard and I.

Grape leaves stuffed with pine nuts, rice, mint, lemon zest and probably more but they were too good- I ate them quickly.

John's delish creation; I believe they're called Dolmas. Looks like I'll have to research it. I've not had much Greek food before.

Vegetarian Moussaka! It looks meaty but I swear it's just eggplant, mushrooms, onions and spices. This was a first for me and it was a complete hit. Richard loved it and even had seconds.

See? We LIKE it

The best part is the leftovers. That means that I won't have to cook a lunch tomorrow and about this time of the week it's nice to have a day off.

A spectacular night full of great food and cutie dogs- does it get any better?


Anonymous said...

What amazing looking mousaka!!!

EatPeacePlease said...

Great post. The puppy is so cute and nice that he has a companion. I know how hard it can be to want to have an animal and wait.

Those dolmas (grape leaves) look wonderful. I have a post from Jan or Feb where I hand-rolled them for the first time ever. This all looks great, and as always, you look like you are having fun.

Tanya Kristine said...

Now probably shouldn't show dolmathes right after you show a puppy... ; )



Melody said...

mmmm... greek food..

about your last post.. I think it's great that you are thinking of adopting an older cat. So many people want kittens, when there are so many older cats euthanized because no one will give them a chance. I definitely say rescue/adopt a cat from a shelter. Keep it indoors if you can... (it's hard, if a cat has been an outdoor cat, but since you don't have kids and their friends running in and out of the house, it will be easier)

Shananigans said...

Awww, sweet looking pups. There's a Greek restaurant that we go to for lunch sometimes called Papa Cristo's. Overall it's not terribly veg*n friendly, but one of their regular rotating specials is veg moussaka, I always hope they have it whenever I go because it's good and filling. It's primarily eggplant, potatoes and onions. Apparently Nia Vardalos frequents the place, so it must be good!

Vicki said...

john's dolmas look wonderful! love greek food. & teddy, is that your oven behind you?! looks professional...

Urban Vegan said...

Ender is adorable--and so are you. I love stuffed grape leaves. Our Grek place calls them dolmades.

Great post.

Cara said...

aww good pics! and dolmas are tasty. The other thing, mousaka, looked pretty good too. Yum :-)

OkraMary said...

mm..yes, i've always known them as dolmades. I've got two super-close friends that are Greek women and the food is to die for. Unfortunately, a lot of it has meat and cheese, but this post proves you can adapt pretty much anything to be veg-friendly!

The dolmades I've eaten usually have rice, a couple chick peas, herbs and the other things you mentioned. My friend's grandmother (YaYa) makes them that way, but minus chick peas plus ground beef...eck! Evidently thats the "traditional" way in her fam.

vegancore said...

That moussaka looks awesome. But the highlight for me is the little Westie. I heart Westies! Adorable.

KleoPatra said...

Cuties! That puppy took my breath away!! And fab times with family, friends and food. What a great night for you, Teddy!