The baby boy is home from college and he is building muscle for wrestling season. My daughters and husband are looking at me with big puppy dog eyes when I mention cooking a meal with meat while he is home. The truth is, they enjoy the vegetarian cooking but they never signed on to the Vegan lifestyle. So, tomorrow I’m making Carolina BBQ for them. The dilemma is, what do I cook for me? Do I cave and go back to old ways of eating for one day? Or do I sit righteously at the end of the table with my cup of tea and pretend I’m not hungry? Actually, I decided to make mushroom sliders with slices of onion and a homemade tomato based BBQ sauce. The sides will be of course cole slaw with low-fat dressing and baked potato skins. Pear sauce and nonfat molasses cookies for dessert. The key to cooking for carnivores is to make my own preferences for vegetables just as important as their preference for meat.
Any of you have similar dilemmas? Send me a comment or questions and we will talk.