I'm so encouraged about Meatless Monday. I've discovered that my family is on board!! Since I do the majority of the cooking, if I cook meatless, that's what we eat. But, there is still meat in the house and someone could choose to make themselves something other than what I'm cooking. I had decided not to be demanding about this, but also only provide a meatless cooked meal.
Tonight, we had pancakes with fresh fruit syrup. Richard makes the pancakes when we have them. He doesn't use a recipe, he has it memorized. They are delightfully light and delicious. I had some lettuce salad that needed to be eaten so we also each had a bowl of that. Not a great combination, but good just the same! When our son saw what we were having he turned his nose up and said "Pancakes? with no MEAT?" I told him there was some turkey bacon in the fridge and he could cook it for himself if he wanted. As soon as I said that my husband piped up and said "NO! It's MEATLESS MONDAY!...NO MEAT!!"
Cole made no arguments and ate his pancakes. I was so happy with how this situation resolved itself!
This afternoon I made a cherry pie for dessert. I wouldn't consider this my most elegant meal, but each item, on it's own, is delicious! I just had to remind myself for the reason behind going meatless on mondays.
Fresh Fruit Syrup
Just cut up your choice of fresh fruit and simmer slowly
in water and sugar until it thickens a bit.
2 c. white flour
1/4 c. corn meal
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. sugar(white or brown or combo)
1/3 c. oil
Add milk to make batter consistency