We spent today at an animal sanctuary in Gridley, IL. They have a monthly vegan potluck that I've been meaning to attend and we finally made the 1.5 hour trip up for it.
Overall it was an excellent time, but any social settings like that quickly remind me how my social skills are totally shot from being a stay at home mom for the past 9 months. Even talking about vegan food I'm awkward and unsure, and it's one of my favorite subjects.
I brought truffled pumpkin mac and cheese, vegan brie and crackers, and a spring mix salad. Most of the mac and cheese was eaten and the brie was a huge hit.
Ily loved feeding lettuce to the ducks and was pretty scared of feeding the big animals. She didn't want to pet any of the horses or donkeys, but she did walk around the goats. She really liked the water fountain and the porta potty on the property, because she's currently fascinated with water structures.
I'm hoping to continue attending. I have good ideas of other meals to bring if we are able to attend again.