Since I lack any fun ttc news or statistics or related obsessions...Lets talk about meat.
In our house, we aren't vegetarians- but we're moving slightly in that direction.
Upon reflecting on the dishes that we pick out for the week and the frozen/prepared foods we take to work, Janet and I have come to the realization that neither of us enjoy eating meat by itself. We've made appetizing sounding meals such as apple and adobo glazed pork chops with couscous and found that we really only ate a couple of bites of the pork chop and finished the entire thing of couscous, using the glaze as an additive. We do this over and over again with chicken breasts and the like.
So why do we keep buying meat (fish is the exception)? If we
A. Don't really like it, unless incorporated into something else
B. Are comfortable ensuring that our protein needs are met with legumes/eggs/etc
We aren't thinking we will be vegetarians- I could never give up bacon, chicken broth, oh, did I already say bacon?- but I think we might be able to save both money, a bit of carbon emissions, and make more creative entrees.
Menu since consensus was gained in the household:
Sunday: Green chili stacked enchiladas (contained cream of chicken soup, so not totally veg)
Monday: Curried butternut squash and corn chowder
Tuesday: Parmesan brown rice pilaf with portobello mushrooms and white beans
What are your favorite meat free meals?
6 years ago