When I met my wife about 5 years ago, she was a vegetarian and a PETA person, but I quickly converted her to a meat lover with some deliciously cooked ribeyes. It wasn’t that hard, really. I just grilled them up perfectly and she was hooked. And to be clear, I didn’t know she was vegetarian when we first met. She just thought she’d try it since she liked me.
Then something tragic happened last week. One of those educational channels had a show on processing pigs. She didn’t need to see that. Sure it’s gross, but I’m not going to stop eating meat. It’s too yummy!
After a few days I was able to get her to eat meat again. Whew! Disaster averted… until…
Another damn show about bacon, probably her favorite food of all, was shown. Now she knows what a porkbelly is! Crap! She also knows she won’t eat mammals anymore.
Nope, no more wonderful steaks or BBQ for her. She’s still going to munch on sea creatures, but no more mammals.
Having just made this conversion she did have a slip-up during a party the other day. You should have seen the expresion on her face when she realized the sandwich she was raving about was tenderloin! My goodness that was funny!
Then this morning she suggested we invite some family members to go out for brunch. She chose Trade Winds right on the Chesapeake Bay because the buffet is great and the views are better. Once again she caught her mistake just a little late. She was pretty upset when she saw the pile of tastey, crispy bacon, and the roast beef and ham carving station.
I’m proud of her, she didn’t eat any meat. I’m not going to tease her or encourage her to change her mind, she can do her thing. Besides, I’m sure I’ll be eating more salads now and that’s not a bad thing. I’ll also get a chance to expand my grilling/BBQ’ing menu here at home and that’s always a good thing.
For dinner tonight I’m having a steak, baked potato and….. salad!