MFaM — Days 2 & 3

October 3, 2007 on 5:57 pm | By | In Food Musings | 3 Comments

A successful marriage requires patience and compromise; you have to be willing to forgive minor transgressions. For my darling and me, that means forgiving him for eating shrimp last night.

I really can’t fault him. I was the one who came up with the “rules” for our Meatless for a Month (MFaM) experiment, and although I said we MIGHT have fish on occasion, I figured it wouldn’t be until later in the month when we really started craving protein other than vegetable-based. But when I talk to him about food, he often hears what Charlie Brown hears when adults talk to him — Wah waah wah wah. So I’m calling it a legitimate misunderstanding. Besides, when he goes out to buy me cold medication and Creamsicles when I’m laid up on the couch with a 100-degree fever, how can I begrudge him a couple of shrimp?

In my last post I said I was fighting off the last vestiges of a cold, but not only did they not want to leave me, they came back with a vengeance. So not only am I not up to cooking, I also haven’t had much of an appetite. My breakfast and lunch have consisted of an apple with peanut butter and a big bowl of popcorn; for dinner last night I mustered up the strength to make another quesadilla (my darling was out on a photo shoot). Tonight he’s making pizza with the last of the eggplant sauce.

But I’m hoping tomorrow I’ll be well enough to make Heidi’s baked spring rolls. They’re loaded with mushrooms (I’ll be using cremini and shiitake), tofu and spinach. She claims they get as crispy as those that are deep-fried; we’ll see about that!


  1. You poor thing! Take it easy and try hot lemon water if you have a sore throat.

    As for the MFaM, I would let your hubby slide on this one…since most people don’t consider fish or shellfish as part of the whole “meat” spectrum…

    Or, you could just berate him over it :o)

    Comment by Caffienated Cowgirl — October 4, 2007 #

  2. Hope you are feeling better by the weekend`so many wonderful things to be doing in Seattle in the Fall~maybe you could forgive hubby just a tad….it was just a little shrimp! Cheers to you and hubby!!

    Comment by Jann — October 4, 2007 #

  3. I am indeed feeling better; thank you! And yes, I have forgiven him. But if he starts claiming that he thought Dick’s Burgers were on the plan, then he’s TOTALLY busted!!!

    Comment by ovens2betsy — October 4, 2007 #

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