Monday, November 27, 2006

Vegetarian update

We are slowly adopting the vegetarian lifestyle that I mentioned my previous post. We have tried several new recipes, and our cabinet is now full of beans. I think it's a good thing we didn't go right into it all at once. I am enjoying this easing into the new lifestyle. My longest meatless streak so far has been 4 days without meat. We did have turkey on Thanksgiving, and I'm still eating Turkey soup, which is one of my favorite recipes ever. Sunday, I stopped for some McDonald's on the way to take Jonas back to his mom, immediately after I ordered the food he said, "But Dad, you told me we weren't eating hamburger's anymore". I did say that. Well, we'll get to that point. I've really liked the vegetarian meals we've had so far, and I don't feel tired after eating them like I do with meat. I have been hungrier earlier when I'm not eating meat, but I'm countering that with a small healthy snack. Those snack bags of popcorn are great.

A funny thing happened with this whole vegetarian thing. Erin decided that she was goinig to buy the Moosewood cookbook that Keith recommended and she found it for only $5. Only it is the Moosewood Classics Mini Edition. That's right the book is 3.4 x 2.8 inches. From reading the reviews, Erin doesn't appear to be the only one that made that mistake. It gave us a great laugh. We're still going to try some of the recipes in it.