What to make at mom's...cutlets, mustard sauce, corn, baked potatoes...oh yeah. Now where the heck did she put her copy of the Veganomicon? In the end I couldn't find it, so I had to pull out my awesome Amazon Kindle where I have yet another copy of the vcon for just such travel emergencies.
I wanted to make the vcon chickpea cutlets, but despite mom's wealth of pantry goodies, there were no chickpeas to be had. So I subbed some kidney beans. The wheat gluten might have been a billion years old and the breadcrumbs a little stale, but in the end I got something resembling a cutlet. I thought I'd give the vcon mustard sauce a try and I'm so glad I did. Mom didn't have any sherry, so we found some dry vermouth (probably older than me) which worked just fine.
Mom stocked up on vegan goodies for me. There's some vegenaise, follow your heart cheddar cheese, earth balance and soy milk! Surprisingly, all came from the local supermarket not known for exotic ingredients. I'm impressed.
Merry Christmas Eve and have a wonderful holiday!