In an effort to be marginally more healthy, we have instituted Meatless Monday at our house. Monday was selected specifically for the alliteration. Seriously, that is the only reason. This was a noble sacrifice on the part of my other half. Tim is a carnivore, period. I swear this man could have steak for desert. Or breakfast. Or any other meal for that matter. But he bravely agreed to this experiment. This is only the 3rd week so I don't suppose there are any noticeable differences to be seen yet. But on the other hand, it can't hurt.
The first Meatless Monday I made potato/cheese pierogis. I don't know if they were actually any healthier, but they were meatless. With steamed veggies as a side it was a filling meal. The next week it was veggie pizza. Again, I question the healthier aspect, but absolutely fulfilled the meatless requirement. Tonight will be cheese ravioli and a salad. No idea what I'll make in subsequent weeks. I'll have to get creative.
We are fortunate in that in our town, just off the island, is an amazing huge farm market. Detweillers. Oh me, oh my! The options are many and varied. I never know what I'm going to find there, because they are utterly dependent on what they can locate but it's all so good. The pineapple alone makes me swoon. Because of them, I've tried fruits and vegetables I've never even heard of before, or at least varieties previously unknown to me.
Sadly, they also have a fabulous bakery (hard to walk past that) and locally made ice cream (which so far, I have managed to resist). They make their own Clam Chowder which Tim declared very New England. Locally caught seafood is also an option. They even have a deli for cold cuts and cheeses. Out front are gorgeous plants. I have walked through there in a green daze several times. Detweillers has been one of our greatest finds since we moved here.
Meanwhile, if anyone has some fab vegetarian meal suggestions for Meatless Monday, please let me know. We really want to make this a success.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.