A few of you have asked me to share what we’re eating for dinner since we’ve cut out meat. To be honest, the first couple of weeks totally freaked me out. Dinner time would approach and I’d be in a cold sweat in the kitchen, wondering WHAT IN THE WORLD I was going to make for dinner. My pantry was full of food, but the whole “no meat” label just scared me. It was unknown territory. We’ve always had at least one meatless dinner per week so that gave me a jumping off point. From there I simply modified some of the recipes we already love, asked vegetarian friends for their favorites, and did a lot of searching online.
Here is our upcoming dinner menu:
Egg Salad on croissants with a green salad
Burritos (Spanish rice, black beans, refried beans, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, on a sun-dried tomato wrap)
Veggie Pizza (black olives, mushrooms, sauteed onions, and artichokes)
Broccoli Salad and bagels with cream cheese, onion, tomato, and lox (it’s a yankee thing!)
Vegetarian Sloppy Joes (this is for my hubby. I’ll let you know how they turn out….pinto beans and quinoa)
Baked Potatoes and butter beans
Spaghetti and garlic bread
Spinach, mushroom, and onion quiche
Broccoli, cheese, and rice casserole and steamed squash
One of the best things of all is that I went to the store this afternoon to buy the groceries for all of these meals and my total was only $10 more than my usual weekly budget. I was very pleasantly surprised.