Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Vegan Mofo 2013 - Buffalo Tofu & Absolute Boredom
Yesterday was Labor Day and like many of you, I had it off. I wish it were because my employer shut down for the day (hahaha, airlines don't shut down!) and gave everyone a break, but actually, I was on call and enough people wanted the holiday pay I wasn't needed. So I found myself staring at internet for hours, looking for inspiration for dinner. I found it hidden under some buffalo sauce at Don't Get Mad, Get Vegan's post here.
See, I have never had buffalo sauce. Growing up poor meant we ate a lot of substantial potato/rice/corn dishes, things that were cheap and decidedly not frivolous. The first time I had finger food covered in sauce I was at least 20 and totally not a fan of getting messy. My recent forays into vegan wings have included a knife and fork and sauces that do not include buffalo, that sauce of hot sauce and butter. I was intrigued, though.
So, I tackled the recipe. I used a buffalo sauce recipe I found elsewhere, but....I don't know where that tab went. I know it included too much oil and the perfect amount of Frank's Red Hot and spices. I made fries to go along because, duh.
The verdict? I thought this was delicious! The sauce was my right kind of spicy and the bleu cheeze dressing was just the right tang. My only change next time would be to cut down on the oil in the buffalo sauce recipe (which is still missing) to make it slightly less rich.
So, what does this have to do with boredom? First, if I don't have projects or other jobs to accomplish on my days off, I get so bored. In mindlessly scouring the internet for hours (quite literally hours, I was so pissed at myself for wasting so much time) I decided I needed to test out my flight benefits a wee bit sooner. So tomorrow, I'm hijacking my friend and lifelong travel buddy Sarah and we are headed to my Seattle for the day! It's just a 40 minute flight and we haven't had an adventure in so long. I plan on taking her to Mighty-O and to see the Fremont Troll and perhaps climb to the top of the Space Needle.