Saturday, May 16, 2009

7 Course Mother's Day Vegan Dinner from Nicky!

I really got spoiled for Mother's Day this year; my husband Nicky made me a 7 course, vegan dinner (in addition to presenting me with a card, a bag of my favorite Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos and my fave Harry Potter movie, Goblet of Fire)! You see, since we just got married last month, this is the first year that I've been an "official" stepmom! I missed the kids more than ever on Mother's Day, of course. That part was kind of sad, but the day was made happy by Nicky taking such good care of me. Would you like to see pictures and read about it? :)

He seated me at the table (complete with cloth napkins!) and wouldn't let me do a thing while he brought out first some exceedingly convincing vegan shrimp (not for the squeamish!), served with (yum, yum!) cocktail sauce:

Next came an absolutely delicious salad, with Follow Your Heart Monterey Jack flavored "cheese," fresh strawberries, redleaf lettuce, red onions, Lighthouse Raspberry Lime dressing and almonds:

Then a bowl of one of my favorite ready-made soups from Progresso (hey, come on, folks, he prepared this whole dinner by himself; packaged foods were a lifesaver!):

Along with garlic-herb crostini (cut from a mini baguette from the local grocery store):

Next, the cherished intermezzo was Ben & Jerry's Berried Treasure lemon and berry sorbet:

The two mains came side by side; vegan "cheese" ravioli with more Monterey Jack "cheese" and Boca's "chicken" parmesan, each with a different tomato mushroom sauce:

Lastly, a strawberry bundt cake with chocolate sauce and fresh berries (that cake didn't last long, lemmetellya!):

Here are some of the products that went into this scrumptious feast:

And here's the man who made it all happen! Thanks, honey, I love you so much:

Wishing each of you just as much happiness,
Celeste (Crickets)


Nicholas Meyeres said...

It was MY pleasure, Crickets! I love you so much and can't wait for next Mother's Day, and the one after that, and the one after that, and....

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*Big Smile!*

crochetgal said...

That menu looks absolutely scrumptious! Do you rent Nicholas out as a 'special occasions' chef? What a wonderful guy you have there Celeste. You are one extremely lucky gal!

purplecat said...

How wonderful to have that feast prepared for you!
Don't think I could face the shrimp though, looks too real!

Tammie Lee said...

Ah, that looks like a wonderful celebration! Makes me smile a the happiness you two share.

gypsy moon designs said...

He is a real gentleman! Nicky's comment got me all teary eyed!

Je Adore / Pandora Shack said...

Looks like you got it going on, great times to share!

FashionTouch - Cool Knits for Moms and Kids (and Photo Props:)) said...

Oh, it looks so good and tasty!!! I amd sure you both had great times!!!


Doris Sturm said...

Nice blog. Sounds you had a wonderful Mothers Day!

Veganosaurus said...

Hmmm maybe I should send Milesh to Nicky for some training :D

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l'actrice said...

That's so nice , Celeste. What a cool husband!