The other week I announced to Ben that we should start doing “Meatless Monday”. I have since been asked why I decided this and whether it was for “health”, “ethical” or “financial” reasons. I answered “a combination” but the real reason was “amusement at Ben’s reaction”.
After a fairly long discussion, Ben announced that he was “Only joking” and he “didn’t mind vegetarian dishes at all, as long as they contained a bit of meat.” I told him I don’t think vegetarian means what he thinks it means.
So last Monday was the first Meatless Monday. We had gnocchi. Afterwards, I enquired as to what he thought of it. He responded “It was really nice actually. I liked it. I think it was probably missing little something though. Maybe next time when we make it we can jazz it up a bit. It was good, it was probably just missing a little bit of…..meat.”
We’ll keep trying.
This is not my gnocchi. It is Martha Stewart’s. But mine totally looked almost exactly like that. Probably even better, but I forgot to take a photo of it while I was singing all the praises of Meatless Monday to Ben.