Monday, January 16, 2012

Menu Monday - Mostly Vegetarian


Having a vegetarian in the house is complicated. Even when she was a little girl she would pick a green pepper over a hotdog and peel the meat off her hamburger before eating it. It was inevitable I guess. But living with 5 other carnivores can be rough on her. I try and cook a portion of each meal without meat in it but sometimes that doesn't cut it. So this week she requested a vegetarian week. The uproar from the carnivores will probably be heard two states over. My daughter sat down with me this week and helped pick meals. We threw in a meat meal just to appease the savages in the house. We also did a build-your-own-pizza night where the boys can throw a hunk of meat on there if they feel like it. Here's what is cooking.

Breakfasts: (the usual choice of...)

Farina, oatmeal, smoothies, or pancakes

Dinners:

Spinach Garlic Pizza (pepperoni or Hawaiian for the guys)
Crock Pot Falafel
Clock Watchers Chicken Skillet
Baked Vegetarian Chimichangas
Pasta con Broccoli from Pasta House
Birthday Party
Leftover Buffet

4 comments:

peace love and rainbows said...

that is wonderful maybe you could start doing 2 days a week meatless. I'm vegan and my husband and girls are meat eaters (although the girls are starting to question meat). It is real simple to make meals vegetarian then add the meat, unless you cook in a stock.

Frugal in Florida said...

I think it's great that you work with her on her food choices ... I know it was hard when Princess did that for a few years, at least it was just a phase for her thankfully ... sounds like you may have a lifelong vegan on your hands (vegan or what is the proper name???) :)

Frugal in Florida said...

I think it's great that you work with her on her food choices ... I know it was hard when Princess did that for a few years, at least it was just a phase for her thankfully ... sounds like you may have a lifelong vegan on your hands (vegan or what is the proper name???) :)

Linda said...

Hi Gayle, sounds like a good idea to me. I was the same way your daughter is. I think it's great that you let your daughter know her feelings are important too. My Mother insisted I eat meat,She thought I wouldn't grow properly if I didn't. I was forced to eat meat and always had stomach problems. Now, my doctor tells me why- I cannot digest meat. He said my body was probably trying to tell me this. I haven't eaten meat in many years. I've had two babies and nursed them. I am the healthiest one in my family. I married a meat and potatoes man. Lol!

Linda