Happy What I Ate Wednesday! Let’s take a moment to give a round of “Applause” (insert clapping joyfully) for our wonderful host Jenn. If you haven’t checked her out yet, then head over there now, that is an order…lol! I promise you will be delighted with what you see 🙂
Here ya go…….
Breakfasts: berries & cream oats, peaches & cream oats, pear dutch baby (recipes coming soon)
Lunch: veggie stuffed potato, salads, leftovers
Snacks: green monsters, parfaits, pears (from my lovely tree!)
Dessert: spiced peach & carrot bread, peanut butter-banana-chocolate chip pizzert (oh yes I went there!)
Drinks: pecan praline coffee (a fav), water
So in yesterday’s post I delved a little in the controversial subject of meat. I have a goal of adding more meat free dishes into our menu, and I am glad to say that I have been able to do so. Of course being married to an avid meat eater makes that goal more difficult. The hubster knows how I feel on the subject, but he still insists on eating his meat. So I quit asking/talking about it, and I just started cooking. I am proud to say that I have fed him two meat free dishes successfully 🙂
Monday night’s dinner was a no brainer, I knew he would eat the eggplant. It is basically like eggplant parmesan without the frying and such. That didn’t worry me. Last night’s dinner did make me a little nervous. Thanks to the wonderful Mama Pea, I pulled it off!
I used Mama Pea’s tamale pie recipe (you must try this!) with only two changes. Due to not being able to find tempeh locally, I used Morning Star’s “meat crumbles”, and because we love cheese I used the real stuff. The hubster loved it! He had no idea that he was eating a vegetarian meal. He even requested to take some of the leftovers for lunch. Now of course I will inform him that is is a vegetarian meal later. I like to let him sit on how good it was for a little while before dropping that bit of info 🙂
Now those of you that missed yesterday’s post, you may be wondering why I have shrimp if I am trying to include more vegetarian options. Well, the shrimp was fresh! I will and do eat meat when I am comfortable with the source. Such as venison that the hubster brings home from hunting. As well as the seafood we get from our him or our neighbor. I am comfortable with that because I know that it is natural and free of substances that are pumped into commercial meats.
So there you have it. What I ate and what he ate too!
Now go cook something 🙂