it's no surprise that i am not a vegetarian. nor is anyone else in my family. but for the last ten or so years, my mother has, on countless occasions, expressed that she loves vegetables so much she should be a vegetarian. so a year and a couple months ago, i challenged her to go without meat. she lasted a little over a week, finally giving in to a cheeseburger craving.
at christmas, there she was again, going on and on about how she loves vegetables and doesn't really need meat - albeit right after a huge meal of prime rib. needless to say, the challenge was issued again. only this time she had a counteroffer: we would do it together.
while the real challenge is to see which one of us caves in first and eats meat, i've decided to challenge myself even further, by not eating any meat the entire month of january.
which shouldn't be so hard, since i've got at least a month's worth of vegetarian meals bookmarked from other blogs, cookbooks, websites, etc and a stack of tried and true meatfree meals.