Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Cinnamon Themed Potluck

Potluck Dinner 5/29 by Rutledge Area Communities

• Salad with Cinnamon-Pear Dressing and Toasted Tamari Sunflower Seeds

• Cinnamony Moussaka Potatoes

• Cinnamon Baked Beans

• Steamed Asparagus and Greens

• Cinnamon Rice Horchata

Every Tuesday night our ecovillage has a potluck with the neighboring communities Sandhill Farm and Red Earth Farms. Even though not everyone who lives in the area is vegan, all of the potlucks are usually vegan. Once in a while, someone brings something that's not, but it's not very often and they usually provide a vegan version, too. It means a lot to me that my dietary preferences are respected here.

Today is Tony's 35th Birthday and in honor of this milestone, we asked people to make their potluck dishes using his favorite flavor: cinnamon. We were thinking that the whole thing might end up being nothing but cinnamon buns, but people really got creative with their "cinnamintegration." :)

And it didn't just end with dinner. For dessert, there was one of the most amazing cakes I've ever seen! It was four 9"x13" cakes cut to spell out TONY! The cake was apple spice and the icing was cinnamon vegan buttercream decorated with red hots. It was so good -- Alline makes such delicious cakes. Celebrations really are special here and I think it's great how people go out of their way to let people know they're loved.

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