Potluck kicks off Vegan MoFoOctober 1, 2012 at 10:44 am | Posted in VeganMoFo | 1 Comment
Tags: apple cider doughnuts, cheater chili, The Vegan Slow Cooker, veganmofo vegan mofo potluck, Vegetarian Times
I started Vegan MoFo 2012 a day early at the potluck for my CSA. Crew members and share holders gathered in the cool, fall air for some great eats and good conversation. I stayed about two hours until the sun went down.
It has been a hectic weekend, with visiting my family and driving to see my sister at college. It was fun but exhausting. I was really looking forward to the potluck, and couldn’t wait to bring my goodies.
I made cheater chili from The Vegan Slow Cooker and apple cider doughnuts from September 2009”s Vegetarian Times. My doughnuts aren’t mini like the recipe suggests, as I have a full-sized-doughnut pan. I had to make a double batch to get about 18-20 doughnuts.
I am not a big fan of chili, but I LOVED the cheater chili. It is SUPER easy to make, though a little watery from what I think the texture of chili should be. I was told to add some tomato paste to the mix. Also, it was just spicy enough for me, and I am not a fan of spicy. It says to add chili powder and Tabasco sauce to taste, and I think that is a good suggestion, especially for those who are not fans of the very spicy foods.
Also at the potluck was a few vegan choices, such as sliced potatoes with green beans, a rice dish and some spicy peanut salad. Everything was yummy and I went back for seconds!
I have four more posts to go for the week, and hopefully I make some awesome things! I try to put myself on a budget for each month, only spending about $25 a week to make good things. Let’s see if I can do that this week!