Last night, we got take out from Thai Garden, which is located at 225 W. Golf Rd, in Schaumburg, IL. The food was absolutely delicious and they have quite a few vegan options. They have a whole section entitled “Vegetarian” which means they do not use fish or oyster sauce. They substitute with soy sauce. You have to love a place where they rank the hottest spice level as “melt down.” LOL We got three entrees to try with plenty of leftovers for today.
The first dish we tried was Spicy Tofu which is “hearty tofu stirred in Thai chili sauce and fresh celery, red pepper, onions, and basil leaves.”
The second dish was Vegetarian Deluxe which is “fresh cabbage, celery, baby corn, tomatoes, onions, bean sprouts, straw mushrooms, broccoli, red pepper, and tofu in chef’s special sauce.”
The last dish we tried was Popeye Tofu which is “delicious strips of tofu with spices on spinach and topped with our famous peanut sauce.”
All entrees come served with rice. I’d definitely order from them again. The food was flavorful and very fresh. The menu says they offer lunch specials too so I definitely want to try that. It also looks like they have some vegan-friendly soups. Yum! I can’t wait to go back.
I’m just getting settled with the kitchen. There is a small pantry closet which is doubling as extra cabinet space for the moment. I’m still trying to organize the kitchen to my liking. Plus, it took me a day or two to get the kitchen to my preferred level of cleanliness. I’ve made quite a few things this week but didn’t get pics of everything.
I made a lot of repeats including Thai-Spiced Sweet Potato Stew. You can find the recipe for it in Nava Atlas’ Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons cookbook. Another one of my favorite repeat meals is Rachel’s Eggplant Marinara (Coconut & Lime Blog). I had a taste for Eggplant Marinara and lucked out and found some decent eggplant at Meijer. The eggplant was pricey at 99¢ per pound but the meal was delicious as usual. I served it over Eden Kamut Spirals.
Living here means we’re close to Ikea! Yay!!!! I found some cool Asian-style plastic soup spoons there. A 6-count package was only $1.99 and I think they’re dishwasher-safe too.
We celebrated Christmas early with my grandma the evening before we left. Since we only celebrated for a short time, she didn’t have a chance to really fall asleep. This meant I couldn’t uphold my tradition of decorating the elderly with ribbons and bows while they nap at the holidays. So my grandma was a good sport and let me decorate her while she was awake with some bows. She even posed for a picture. Even 95-year-olds have a sense of humor 😀
Here’s a picture of a fiesty squirrel who was tearing up my parents’ lawn looking for walnuts. Looks like he found one:
And for no other reason but silly amusement, you can click HERE for an MPEG of the same squirrel above. Could you tell I needed to take my mind off all the stuff involved with moving to another state? I figured why not take MPEG movies of squirrels. LMAO!
Hope everyone has a lovely day (& weekend)!! 😀