Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Weekend of Cookies and the Snobby Joe Dinner.

Catch up!  Let me take you back to a time, when the weekend before last, my brother and I questioned our sugar craving souls and reviewed my kitchen's ingredients - and decided to make Peanut Butter Cookies.  

Peanut Butter Cookies 

Rick added some ground chocolate chips and vegan butterscotch chips to half the batter 
and made some cookies..

And some cookie bars!  

My brother seemed at least a tad impressed that I not only had the idea to put the extra batter as cookie bars after he became tired of scooping after a batch, but had a pan to do so (courtesy of the ever-so-talented Julie Hasson).  
He came up with the idea for the delish topping himself.  

That same weekend we had a few of my friends over for a Snobby Joe dinner.

Snobby Joe on organic sourdough, roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts, broccoli with garlic.

For dinner, Rick had told me to pick anything vegan to make (as if I wouldn't..), and I had lentils and leftover tomato sauce on hand and he liked spicy - so! the Joes were chosen as the main course.  I hadn't made them in months either, and do like them - even as someone who never ate those vile Sloppy anythings when I was younger.  
A couple of us ate them over rice, a couple over bread.  I'm glad my brother has experienced great vegan food at home and out in Portland - he seemed to enjoyed the Joes and remarked that they were almost "too flavorful".  He has tastebuds afterall!

I thought it was an amusing family-friendly thing to pick as a homemade vegan meal.  I gave myself surprisingly little to do with the meal besides throwing the lentils together and then having Rick keeping an eye on them - 
Rick and Kevin of the new Tofuligans blog were behind it all.

I sat back with the Shiz* and sipped classy wine.

We all joined forces to make this apple pie with granola topping:

Photo by Kevin.

Rick made the filling, Kevin made the topping and I simply made the dough earlier in the day.  The apples were picked up from the Apple Festival.  
Some vegan butterscotch chips from Bazu were thrown on top for good measure.

*Who just might hit me for including that photo, but didn't you want to glimpse my busy baker's rack?


Virginia said...

those cookies look so yum! and apple pie is one of my all time faves!

VeganView said...

I don't think you can get much better then vegan apple pie, your photo looks so delicious! I haven't tried sloppy or snobby joes before, but these look intriguing. Too much flavor" haha.
Awesome looking cookies as well.

allularpunk said...

what fabulous food porn! i spent a day baking yesterday myself, with lots of cookies to show for it. and yay snobby joes!

vegan addict said...

The cookies look so perfectly round and yummy... Perhaps when you venture back to a knitting night, you could bring some?!

I totally didn't see you on Broadway... I usually walk super fast with my head down. Goodness, I hope I wasn't scowling! People tell me I scowl too much. Sorry if I did!

Urban Vegan said...

I adore those Snobby Joes. I actually get along well with them.

And my oh my, all those baked goods are making me drool. Lov eyour baker's rack.

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

OK, your posts are always knockouts, but this time you just may have topped yourself! I'll take some of everything baked, please.

So cool you actually baked and cooked with your brother!

VeggieGirl said...

Peanut Butter Cookies?!?!?! Snobby Joes?!?!??!! Brussels Sprouts?!?!?!?! Three of my all-time favorites :0)

shaun.marie said...

It's been a while eh? I hope you're well! Lovely fall treats! Say hi to Karla for me!

tofufreak said...

those cookies look great! sounds like a lot of fun :D

aTxVegn said...

You treated your brother well! I love snobby joes.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Sounds like a fun night & a great meal.

bjorkedoff said...

who are all these freaks you keep name-dropping?
and did you make peanut butter cookies just to make me jealous?

bjorkedoff said...

p.s please don't let rick know that i seem crazy obsessed me him,okay?
though he can know that i think he's the best.

Jeni Treehugger said...

It all looks blinking delicious!

Paula said...

ground up chocolate and butterscotch chips? genius!
apple pie with granola topping? genius!

i haven't made snobby joes in a while! i will have to do that again very soon.

JohnP said...

Wow! So much good food!

jelymo said...

i just made snobbies for the first time this week. i was really happy with the results.

hooray for cookie in bar form!

Anonymous said...

I used to have that same baker's rack, but yours is much busier, which, honestly, makes it look pretty cool. I like a lot of "stuff" in kitchens, makes it cozier, I think!

Great job all around on the food and thanks for the link to the tofuligans blog. It looks like it's going to be a good one!