cracker coated baked tofu.

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on February 20, 2011

in Recipe

Snowstorms aren’t so bad.  From the inside looking out on the fresh flakes, it is pretty.  All white and clean.  Ask me again tomorrow morning when I actually have to venture out into the snow and I guarantee I won’t be singing the same tune.

So, let’s refresh.  This was the scene around 2 pm.

Said snowfall continued on.  A lot.  A few hours later, we were buried even more.

There was a 50 car pileup on one of the local expressways.  Cars are sliding off the roads all over the place.  The airport is cancelling flights.

I am staying inside, safe and warm.

I spent most of the afternoon curled up under a warm blanket, watching movies on Netflix (finishing Me and Orson Welles and all of The Princess and the Frog), and snacking.  First on some cashews, later on ice cream.

When I was at my house earlier in the day, I grabbed seasons 2 and 3 of Gilmore Girls.  I only have a couple episodes left in season 2.

Imagine my disappointment when I went to take out the last disc and there was nothing there.  It’s right where I had it last:  in the DVD player.  At home.  I don’t need to watch it that badly that I was willing to venture out.

I consoled my disappointment with a glass of vino while I made dinner.  And had a dance party to some old school Backstreet Boys tuneage.

cracker coated baked tofu.

One of my favorite meals to make before I went vegetarian was a baked chicken with a crushed cracker crust.  I had some tofu that I needed to use up (since the “best by” date was two days ago.  Oops.), so I decided to see how well it transferred to tofu.

While pressing a package of extra firm tofu, I crushed a dozen or so Saltine crackers and added in a bit of salt, pepper, garlic, and just a bit of chili powder in a freezer sized Ziploc bag.  I cut the tofu into eight equal sized pieces and put it all into the bag with the cracker coating until it was well covered. Keep what is left in the bag!

I put the tofu slices in a single layer in an 8×8″ brownie pan and baked it at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.  At that point, I flipped all the tofu over and covered it with the leftover cracker mixture before baking it for 20 additional minutes.

It came out so well!  I think the only thing I would have done differently is baked it for 5 or so minutes more on each side.  Next time.

I ate three slices drizzled with Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce for dinner with some green beans.

All in all, it’s been a good day.  Even if the lovely springlike weather has disappeared.  It’ll be back.  At least today’s weather isn’t what I had to run in during the 5k yesterday!

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Lindsay February 21, 2011 at 12:38 am

It sounds like you had a VERY relaxing Sunday. I was woken @ 3am this morning when our power went out. I then had to drive my mom to the airport because my dad had to stay at home to watch the sump pump as it was raining SOOO hard! I had to drive her to the airport @ 4:30 this morning. I did NOT get the sleep I needed and now I have to be up for school @ 6am tomorrow! 🙁

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mindy @ just a one girl revolution. February 21, 2011 at 8:23 am

Oh, that sounds like a rough day – I hope the week is better! 🙂

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