Monday, March 16, 2015

Vegetarian? No way! WAY, At Least Some.

 I cannot begin to count how many people, especially men, loudly proclaim that they would never eat a vegetarian meal.   Real men need meat!   Budget or no budget.

But, let me let you in on a secret:  they do eat, and enjoy, vegetarian meals and they never even think about it.  So, if money is tight near the end of a pay cycle or if you need to rob Peter (the food budget) to pay Paul (fill in the blank) try serving one of these:

  • grilled cheese and tomato soup, that wonderful childhood staple
  • mac and cheese, homemade please or at least not the blue box kind
  • fried potatoes and eggs with toast and jam
  • egg salad sandwiches and soup
  • baked beans
  • spaghetti with marinara sauce and garlic bread
  • cheese ravioli
  • cheese and veg lasagna
  • polenta with red sauce
  • cheese pizza or cheese and veg pizza
  • potato pancakes or potato and root veg pancakes with apple sauce
  • pasta primavera Alfredo
  • eggplant Parmesan
  • cheese calzones
  • bean burritos with sour cream and guacamole
  • pancakes or french toast as breakfast for dinner (add cinnamon rolls for dessert and he'll never miss the meat)
  • welsh rarebit
  • hummus with crudites, Greek  salad and pitas

You get the idea.  Here are eighteen, more than half a month's worth of no meat meals that are easy on the budget.  If you put your mind to it you can probably think of more.  Try slipping one or two in a week when money is tight.

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