Another passion of mine….cooking! Being vegetarian sometimes poses a challenge….what do you eat that is new and exciting? That’s when you have to get creative in the kitchen! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and Sundays are our days to have a breakfast feast. We decided to go with a Tofu scramble, a dish that you would swear you were eating real eggs, mock breakfast sausage (Morningstar Farms makes a great one as does Green Wise Publix brand) and you can’t forget the biscuits! Yum-O!
1/2 pound extra firm water packed tofu, drained and squeezed
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
olive oil, as needed
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup onions, diced
1/4 cup green pepper, diced
1/4 cup red pepper, diced
salt, to taste
1. Crumble tofu into a bowl to look like pieces of scrambled eggs. Add soy sauce and turmeric to the bowl and blend well, set aside.
2. In a frying pan, sauté garlic and onions in olive oil until translucent. Add peppers and continue sautéing until soft.
3. Add tofu mixture to pan and sauté together until it looks like scrambled eggs. Season, to taste.
This is a fairly simple recipe if you want to try a vegetarian breakfast option. This is also great served with potatos in a breakfast burrito or with any other ingredients you can think of.
Our delish Tofu Scramble, sausage and biscuits!
Recipe from www.vegweb.com
We ended the week with more fire safety! We made fire hoses and used them with the Five Little Firefighters fingerplay. Then we practiced Stop, Drop and Roll and crawling under smoke and read the book “Firefighters! Speeding! Spraying! Saving!” by Patricia Hubbell. We made a “Fire Safety Smart” certificate during Arts and Crafts to remember our fun Fire Safety Week!
Our Fire Hoses!
Firefighters! Speeding! Spraying! Saving!
Our Fire Safety Certificates, with Stop, Drop and Roll and a badge
Getting ready to make a hand print fire
The finished certificate!
We have not gotten the Easy Bake Oven out in a long time! The kids we excited to dust it off and bake this morning even before they could get dressed. I was upset to learn that the ovens will be remodeled this year since you can no longer get the “old fashioned” light bulbs. Darn those energy savers! I saw on the news that they will be like standard ovens with a heating element inside. I’m kind of sad, since you can no longer bake yummy treats using just a light bulb. Might as well get a toaster oven instead. We will continue to use ours until the bulb burns out and by that time the kids will be too old for an Easy Bake Oven anyway. Sniff, Sniff. So, here we are still in our PJ’s baking away! We made a yellow cake with vanilla frosting, but it was more like a cookie than a cake!
Sam getting ready to bake!
Mixing the icing while waiting for the cake to bake.
Yay, it's done!
Sam and Annabelle enjoying their yummy treat!