It started off as a night like any other, as "The Ukrainain" was working. I Skyped with my undergraduate mentee, who expressed how bummed out she was to be alone on Valentine's Day.
Basically, my response was... the time will come.
Of course, I used to hear that a lot, and it made me upset. Sure, "the time will come" for many people, but weird and fugly me was below the worthiness level of most people.
But I did mean it. She's a sweet girl. So I don't see "crazy cat lady" in her future.
|Found my (male) cat sleeping in this position, hehe.|
Anyway, onto the vegan fudge. This was my Valentine's activity -- it gave me something to do and resulted in a snack that would last -- win-win! This recipe basically involved crushing all the ingredients in the food processor and smooshing it into a pan and freezing it.
"The Ukrainian" eventually annihilated these. I think the banana I used was too ripe, as I didn't like the strong banana flavor it had. Also, it's not exactly "fudge"... it's more like a sticky energy bar consistency.
But tasty and satisfying, considering it made 36 pieces.
Part of my Valentine's gift (as I've mentioned, I wasn't expecting anything since this holiday was supposed to mean nothing to us):