Monday, January 18, 2010

Meatless Monday

A few years ago, The Father suggested we become vegetarians.  I was all for it and knew it wouldn't be hard for me.  I also knew it would be a bit of a challenge for him.  He'd suggested it so we went with it.  Things were going really well for about a month!  I was super proud of him!

Then I found the tell-all receipt!  The Father had been eating Whoppers on the sly!!!!!!!!  When confronted he was super sweet and said he didn't have the  heart to tell me he needs meat in his diet.   We left the subject out in the cold and went on with our lives.  Until yesterday... dun dun dun!!!!

I've been reading about the concept of Meatless Monday.  As the name says, you go one day a week meat free.  I purposed this to The Father and he said he'd humor me and we'd call it a date.  Not only would we eat meat-free for an entire day, it would challenge us to try new recipes because pasta and salads will get old after a while. 

Tonight was our first night.  I have to admit, I went the safe route and made pasta.  I didn't have much forewarning that we be vegetarians for a whole day until we were on our way to the grocery market.  Next week will be much better because I'll have a whole week to plan meals!

Lunch Menu
Toasted seseme seed bagel
I topped mine with goat cream cheese and TF had peanut butter
Strawberry Kefir to drink

Tonight's Menu:
Navy beans baked in molasses and brown sugar
Gorgonzola filled ravioli with tomato sauce (from a jar bought last fall)
Chevre Cheese crumbled on to the pasta
Grape/pomegranate/blueberry juice to drink

I'm actually proud of myself and The Father enjoyed both meals.  I think this might just be a tradition that sticks!


GrandFatherC said...

Cheating on the vegitarian diet, eh? Here's the definitive video on that subject: