First - before I get much further - I want to say I have a beer in me and no dinner (and it is 10pm) - so I hope this comes out coherent!
Last week Gabe said, "I want to become a vegetarian." Now - I like meat. My husband likes meat. I find I need some protein or I really don't feel very good, but I saw that line as a challenge. Anyone who knows me and knows our "Eating like the World" expedition (which is way too expensive to do in Tampa, Florida) knows that I try to jump into these food challenges with gusto! I love looking for and trying new recipes. So, I decided to try to go vegetarian for the next two weeks (OK - it is only 12 days). Then I told the family. . . . .
Evie cried and said, "I will DIE without meat." Nick said, "Ummm. . . . I like meat." Lucy just started crying. Ellie ignored me (if she pretends to not hear what I say than it won't be true). Gabe - he had my favorite reaction of all. . . "What? No! I just meant I wanted to eat canned peaches for dinner every night."
So I researched foods and here is the menu I came up with. A few recipes I have done before, but many are knew. Some of recipes would take chicken well if the family revolts on me and demands meat (grocery shopping Lucy told everyone how "mean" I was because I wasn't going to let her eat meat anymore!). I will let you guys know which recipes are yummy!
Sunday - Salad
Monday - Creamy Avacado Pasta
Tuesday - Portabella Mushroom burgers with French fries and veggies.
Wednesday - Black Bean Burritos (my birthday!) and carrot cake
Thursday - Spinach Soup with Beer Bread
Friday - Three cheese EggPlant Lasagna with homemade garlic bread
Saturday - Cacio e Pepe Pasta
Sunday - Black Bean Burgers with homemade french fries
Monday - Portabella Phillies with chips.
Tuesday - Broccoli Pesto Pasta
Wednesday - Spaghetti Aglio
Thrusday - Orzo Salad with Chickpeas and Feta
Friday - Grandma's Casserole (not vegetarian)
Saturday - Goulash (not Vegetarian)
Sunday - Braised chicken, pasta, green beans (not vegetarian)
I had loads of desserts I didn't make this last few weeks so I just put them on this menu here and there.