I’ve got company this weekend. It’s graduation weekend for colleges here in Southwestern Michigan, and I was just informed that one of my best friends, and her family, will be in town for her brother’s graduation. He just joined the military, and was finally informed he would be able to attend the graduation service from the college he attended prior to joining. Considering how complicated finding hotels should be at this point, I offered my house to them! YAY! I’m honestly not too worried, and am actually kind of excited because I’m going to try out some new recipes!
Now, don’t get me wrong. I know making new recipes when company is in is a very bad idea. Case in point: doing more than just stir-fry when my sister and her husband came for a visit. Lessons learned: Meijer does not have a good ethnic foods section, and if it doesn’t look how you expect the end result to be, don’t assume it will get there.
This time, my plan is more average type meals. There are a lot of recipes floating around in Pinterest, and other sites, that just plain look delicious, simple, and just need some tweaks to be eaten by Vegetarians who eat *gasp* more than veggies! So, my intention is to spend today working on how to translate those meals into something my company and I can eat, and then post about the results!
“Why?” you ask.
Because, while there are all kinds of recipe sites and blogs running around, it is still extremely difficult to find someone who understands me and my family’s dietary habits. Just because I am a vegetarian doesn’t mean I want to eat quinoa and veggies every meal. I don’t like spinach, nor do I want to put pesto sauce on everything. And, to bring the point home, vegetarian doesn’t mean vegan. I like my cheese, milk, and eggs. Yes, I eat tofu…the way they make it at Chinese restaurants…but I also like my scrambled eggs. And no, I don’t want to eat boiled eggs on everything. Who does that, really?
This chicken and rice crock pot dish looks so delicious! Why aren’t there any recipes that say how to do the same thing, but vegetarian? There is faux-chicken out there! And you can make broth that isn’t chicken soup! I intend to find out the information I need to make this dish, as a vegetarian, and share it with others who may be looking for that same idea, but don’t don’t know what to do to alter the recipe for vegetarian dining.
On a side note…I did not get to that list in my previous post with as much gusto as I had planned. Bouncing back from them funks is just plain difficult. Postponed both kid’s photoshoots. So, that helps. Haven’t touched my NaNoWriMo writing except to start an outline, maybe. It’s just been a strange couple of months.