Monday, February 28, 2011

An Experiment

As husband mentioned on the facebook, we are going *almost* vegetarian for the month of March. I say almost because we will be having cow pie for St. Patty's Day. We are trying to be healthier and this will force us to find more healthy recipes. Or eat more cheese, either one. Each week we will post the recipe for the coming week, and review that of the previous week.

Before I tell you what we'll be eating this week, let me explain what we did to ourselves before going meat free for *almost* a full month. Friday at work, lunch was catered by Kentucky Greg's BBQ. BBQ chicken, pulled pork and all sorts of sides. So good. Saturday for dinner we had crockpotted French Dip (a roast cooked in french onion soup, beef broth, and beer, served on a toasted bun). Yesterday we had the sister missionaries over for chicken ham thing (chicken tenders wrapped in ham casseroled in sour cream and cream of mushroom soup, served over rice.

Tomorrow we are having tofu peanut & noodle stir fry. I've been experimenting with tofu since we've known this is coming and it's not bad. Wednesday is ziti with sharp cheddar (there's also leaks and other veggies cooked in the sauce). Thursday is fireroasted corn chowder. Friday will be leftovers or maybe burritos. Hopefully there will be some homemade bread to go with that. Our pantry already has some new things in it, something that I like.

Any recipe ideas that you have are welcome and we can tinker with meated recipes. We'll let you know how it goes. And our reward for all this is a Grover's burger. And this time I'll eat the entire thing in one sitting.


Smathers House of Girls said...

You should get Mel's potato soup and chili recipes. The quorn (?) products are the best tasting meat substitutes. The meat crumble makes really good tacos.

Waldo said...

I should have told you about this earlier, but you need to try the Luther Burger. Named for Luther Vandross, and a contributor to his size. It is a standard bacon double-cheeseburger, but instead of buns, you use two Krispy Kreme glazed donuts.

Look it up- it's a real thing.

Lempskies said...

I mimic a dish from Thai Chili Garden (remember that place in Provo?) You boil sliced potatoes & diced onion in chicken buillion & coconut milk, add TVP (the dry soy beans)& curry powder. Serve over rice. Yummy.
Stir fry w/ peanuts is always good.
I don't have a good quiche recipe, but you can search on
Spinach lasagna is great w/ enough cheese. Corn tortillas w/ blk beans, cheese & cilantro might inspire your hubby to connect w/ his roots & do some Latin dancing after dinner.

I bet you'll have lots of tasty meals this month...we'd invite ourselves over for dinner if we lived closer! Guess you'll just have to get down the 10x13 picture you keep of us & set it near the table. We're there in spirit.

Chelle Ellsworth said...

Does tuna count as meat? I think I'd count it as meat. What about eggs? I will email you some of our favorite veggie snacks. I found them thinking we'd be healthy eating veggie snacks but none of them are healthy in the least. c'est la vie!

Roy said...

Mmmmmm....cow pie. I bet that's not what I think it is, huh?

dastew said...

And where is this Luther burger W? Not that I'd be cheating on this diet...of course not...but just for arguments sake is it within driving distance?

Rachelle said...

we eat a lot of vegetarian dishes in our home. we just aren't huge meat lovers! veggie burritos are a big hit in our house, plus pasta primavera is too. both use lots of veggies and fresh ingredients so you don't miss the meat.

good luck!!