My new vegetarian lifestyle

I can see a certain mounted officer of the law spitting his gin tonic across the room.

I’m not sure what possessed me, aside from the gnawing realization that I have to eat less meat, I decided to do a few days of being a vegetarian so I could, you know, up my ecological/green chart points. I’m going to need to do a hell of a lot more of this to get the origin point on the X-Y axes of my coordinate grid to align more closely with tree hugging, ecological saint I picture myself to be.

As I may have mentioned, I’d really like a guide or some informed idea of how much meat I can eat and still count myself among the Friends of the Earth, well, let’s say at least on a first name basis with the Earth if not exactly “friends.” I mean, I don’t want to use the PETA guide but also not the Dick Cheney guide either, somewhere in between.

I had 3 meatless days this week. (I neglected to get pix of the Tuesday tomato/mushroom pasta). Monday (left) was beans and rice and Wednesday, (right) beans and potatoes. All of these things were good but mostly strike me as side dishes to a meat main course. The rice and beans would have fit nicely on a plate with BBQ and the beans and potatoes would have been perfect with a pork roast. At least that’s how I see it. So now, three meatless days, does that entitle me to a hamburger? Where is the damn guide when you need it?

On the whole it’s easier to go without wine than meat I am sorry to admit. But I’m working on it.