Vegetarian Trial

So, as long-time followers of World of Julie know, I am sick of making dinner for people (children) who burst into tears when I put dinner in front of them. I am sick of making a seemingly kid-friendly meal, like spaghetti and meatballs (something I don’t particularly care for) only to have everyone burst into tears and reject it.

So a while ago, I mostly decided to completely ignore what they might want to eat, and just make what I want for dinner. If they’re going to get mad about it either way, it might as well be stir fry. (Note that I forget this sometimes, and still stupidly make something that none of us likes.)

For the month of October, we’re going vegetarian. If I didn’t have these meat-loving kids (except Henry, who isn’t that into it), I would be vegetarian all the time. So we’re trying it out.

Eli: “We need to get some of those meatballs.”

Julie: “Actually, we’re going to try to be vegetarians for the month of October.”

Eli: “WHY?!?”

Julie: “To see how we feel. To see if we feel better.”

Eli: “I FEEL GREAT RIGHT NOW!”

So I made bean and hominy pot pie for dinner. Either the girls are starving, or they are warming to our new eating plan.

Zuzu helps herself to raw squash.

Ramona helps herself to raw onion.

Yeah, honey, when you eat raw onion, it's going to make you cry.

How do you all do it? Do you eat what you want? Do you make five different dinners?

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