12 days in and I have to say this whole meatless thing is a little frustrating. I’m not going to give up because I am not a quitter but I doubt I’ll go beyond March 31st.
Here’s the thing: I love food. I love everything about food and I don’t get that excited feeling about my food when I look at a plate of vegetables. Or pasta. And don’t get me started on the meat substitutes. I’m an adventurous eater so I’ll try just about anything. But it’s difficult when I have two meat-eaters in my house who turn their noses up at anything that didn’t once have parents. I think my daughter ate grilled cheese sandwiches for the past two days because she didn't want the delicious pasta salad (penne, asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, garlic and olive oil) I made. My son ordered pizza the other night and he graciously ordered half of it with green peppers and olives for his Mama. I searched the net for about two hours this morning trying to find a restaurant to go to tonight that had a decent vegetarian selection. I decided on Thai. We’ll see how that goes.
So yeah, I’m a little frustrated.
I need to do more research on where to shop because my regular grocery store kinda sucks when it comes to variety. Truthfully, it’s not the store’s fault. I have to be a bit more creative when it comes to my food. Especially if I want to get the same feeling I get when I eat my wings. Or rockfish. Or sushi. I mean, food shouldn’t just be about sustenance … it should be an enjoyable experience. Am I right? Of course, I am. I watch this show on Food Network called, The Best _______ I Ever Ate. I’ve had to stop watching it recently because it was making me crazy. But the best meal I can remember having is a dish from my favorite restaurant called the Off the Hook “Rockafella” which combines the daily catch with fried oysters, creamed spinach with fontina cheese, bacon, and mashed potatoes. So good. I want to have a vegetarian meal that will make me want to slap somebody.
Oh well, I’m about to have some tomato basil soup for lunch. Yay!
Hey, there is an upside … I’ve never been more regular in my life.