I don't know why. I really don't. I know I needed to shake up my diet a bit, and I know I had contemplated going gluten-free for the month. I guess I'd rather give up lunch meat than bread and pasta. Funny thing is, I'm not eating much of that either.
It hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be. Except date night. The place I took Joel for dinner obviously prided itself on their steaks...the only other thing on the menu without beef, pork, chicken or shrimp was portobello lasagna which the waitress proclaimed "pre-made." So I ordered the "New Aw'leans Linguini" and ate around the shrimp and scallops. Joel was super sweet and shared his mashed potatoes with me...he even dipped them in "meat juice" for flavor.
So in light of being half way through with this month (well, pretty darn close) I'd like to present my top ten list of things I miss eating this month.
(Please note how all meat dishes are inappropriately capitalized)
10. Spicy Chicken Romano from Johnny Carinos
9. Huisache's Spinach Salad...WITH BACON.
8. Tacos, Enchiladas, Fajitas...
7. My Dad's Pork Ribs
6. Tuna Salad
4. Anything Rudys...Chopped Beef, Turkey, Chicken, Sausage
3. Moo Shu Pork
2. Thundercloud Subs' Texas Tuna
...And now...I'm off to eat more veggie soup (note the completely appropriate lack of capitalization).