I could have anything in the world to eat for my birthday dinner tonight, but instead of some greasy take-out or elaborate dish that takes hours to make I chose Chickpea Broccoli Casserole from Vegan with A Vengeance. Instead of bread crumbs I crumble up crackers, and it tastes so delicious! This was the first official vegan meal that my son ate, and even he loved it so much he asked for seconds.
I'm still undecided whether or not to make a soup, too. If I do, it'll be the Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, also from VWAV. I really should use up that squash before it goes bad.
The cake, I have no control over. My husband is going to "surprise" me with one from the local bakery on his way home from work, even though I told him not to. I'm pretty sure it'll contain eggs and possibly even dairy. I guess I won't be sleeping tonight, as even the smallest amount of dairy lately causes me to snore so badly I wake myself up. It's only once a year, and he does mean well, so I'll make the sacrifice and eat it. LOL For everyone else's birthdays I make the cake and make sure it's low fat, whole grain, and almost vegan — I usually use honey as the sweetener.