Oh, boy! Am I tired!
Last night I went to my first ever book club. Yes, I am a certified reading specialist and have never been book club member. It’s a shame, I know.
I must say it was the most fun I have had in a while. I met some really awesome ladies, ate some incredible food, and had wonderful and somewhat unexpected conversations. ;)
We discussed The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I love reading southern books with strong female heroines. If you have not read this, I highly recommend adding it to your summer to read list.
Because this story takes place in the south, the girls decided to do a southern themed dinner. There are a few vegetarians in the group, so I decided to make a dish I saw several months ago on Peas and Thank You for BBQ tofu.
I really didn’t know how this dish was going to go, and I know it’s a bad idea to try out a new recipe for strangers, but I just couldn’t resist. I chopped a red pepper, half a Vidalia onion, and two blocks of extra firm tofu. I pulled out the slow cooker and combined all of the ingredients with half a bottle of Annie’s All Natural Organic BBQ sauce. I then set the cooker to low and went to work.
I couldn’t wait to get home from work yesterday to see how the BBQ turned out. The first thing I did when I walked in the door was tear off the lid, grab a spoon, and taste a little bite sized piece of tofu. The first bite was a little bland, so I added more BBQ sauce and a little sea salt. I also drained some of the fluid that had collected in the bottom of the slow cooker. I think the key to this recipe is to press all of the water out of the tofu before cooking it.
It didn’t turn out too, too bad, but I may make some adjustments next time. I’ll definitely press the tofu longer, and I’m thinking I’ll probably use Trader Joe’s BBQ sauce instead. I just enjoy the taste of TJ’s a lot more than Annie’s.
I got home pretty late and fell asleep quickly. However, around 3:30 AM I woke up and could not go back to sleep. It was the worst! My mind just wouldn’t shut down!!!
Tomorrow is the last day of school, so my to-do list is pretty long. My best friend is also getting married Saturday. The rehearsal dinner is tomorrow night out in the mountains, so I have a LOT to get done by tomorrow afternoon.
Hopefully tonight my exhaustion will overpower my overactive brain, and I’ll get a full night’s sleep. I’m even hoping to fall asleep extra early, so I can get up and do a quick run before the day begins.
I hope you are all having a fantastic week! Happy almost Friday!!!