i gave my husband the weekend to goof off and play video games in his undies. i know that's a little more information than you wanted to know, but there it is.
i took the baby, went up north to kalamazoo, and spent some time with friends. a bunch of us met on friday night at shawarma king on westenedge. that place is the ONLY place you'll catch me eating falafel. SK is my favorite restaurant. the westenedge ave. location has a buffet for both omnis and veg heads. featured on my plate are two HUGE falafels-(just slightly smaller than tennis balls), babaganoujh, hummus, fatoush-(that's a salad in a lemon/olive oil blend with bits of fried pita), potato wedges, and moujadara-(spiced lentils and rice topped with caramelized onions). i have NO IDEA how that restaurant gets the hummus so smooth. it is so light and airy, i'd swear i was eating chickpea mousse. NOM!
it was really nice to just sit with friends and talk. i had to cut the evening short because the bebeh was starting to have a melt down. the restaurant was kind of warm and it was nearing his bed time. fellow bloggers with children should know this is an awful combination.
the next night i went with some friends to applebee's--and to confirm, there isn't much for the vegan to eat. duh. even if you're vegetarian, there isn't much to select from as they've removed their veggie burgers from the menu-(WTF?!?!?) anyway, i'm pretty crafty so i had french fries with salsa, guacamole, and some steamed broccoli. it doesn't take much to make me happy.
on the way back to indiana, i stopped and picked up sweetwater's doughnuts for my spouse and co-workers. they were voted one of the top 10 doughnut shoppes in the US. they don't carry any vegan doughnuts for now, but i've sent the owner-(my spouse's childhood friend) a letter suggesting they test market them at the stadium drive location. i backed it up by saying the college community from WMU would surely have vegans craving doughnuts. if any of you blogging buddies are feeling ambitious, i would ***heart*** it if y'all would go to their website and make that suggestion as well. if they get enough suggestions, they'd have to do it, right? or am i just being too hopeful?