It was unintentional, but we had the highest % of meatless dinners last week. If I were doing it on purpose it wouldn’t have been so bean-heavy. I don’t mind, but Dear Wife is not excessively fond of beans. 1x/week max for her.
Note that I eat leftovers for my “lunch” at 2am, so I actually had 6 veggie meals during that week.
1. red beans, cornbread, and the all-powerful sriracha sauce.
3. polenta and canned Ranch Style Beans. The polenta was home-made enough to make up for the canned beans. First boiled 1# of polenta meal for hydration, then baked at 350F for about a half hour in loaf pans. Let sit until, uhh, set. A few hours later I sliced and pan-fried the whole batch, which is the way I like it. Like a denser hot water cornbread. I don’t know how polenta meal differs from coarse corn meal yet.
On a miserly note, each one of these meals cost less than $2 to prepare and made 3 portions; we ate dinner together then I cleaned up leftovers for lunch later that night, as mentioned above. Frugality is not the point of our meat reduction but it is a welcome side benefit.