Monthly Archives: March 2011

Vegtastic Voyage: The Last Supper

If I’m going to go a month without meat, I’m going out with a bang. A delicious, meaty bang. A 12-oz. sirloin should do the trick!

Then you’ve got Megan’s last indulgence. Even though my steak was twice the size of her’s, I still say she won because her meal had not one but three different meats (steak, bacon and shrimp)!

We begin our Month-of-April Vegtastic Voyage a day early, because we’ll most likely be breaking our meat-fast for Easter Sunday.

We’re still looking for good vegetarian recipes and meal ideas… help!


Vegtastic Voyage: Introduction

"Don't eat anything that has a face." - Linda McCartney

Add this to your favorite list of oxymorons (alongside “military intelligence,” “jumbo shrimp” and “airline food”): Brian the Vegetarian. I’ll just give you a few seconds to re-read that last line and pick your jaw up off the floor. Continue reading

Mail Call: Desert Hairy Scorpion, Hell and Back and 3 of Hearts

Since August… 23 postcards. I’ve been slacking off. (Other Mail Calls here, here, here, here and here.)

From Diane - Phoenix

From Michelle – Winston-Salem, NC

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Mexican + Irish = NO

POINT: There’s a lot of things to be said for the intermingling of folkways, reaching across cultural divides, and the great American melting pot. We learn from each other, discover new things, marvel at the beautiful tapestry that is humanity, blah blah blah.

COUNTERPOINT: My misguided St. Patrick’s Day culinary experiment, which yielded an unholy combo that must never happen again. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: Green Flan.

Play Along: 2,011 Letters

I recently stumbled across 2011 Letters, a marvelous effort by a homeschool  family in Roanoke, Virginia to receive 2,011 letters this year. You should take 10 minutes out of your day and write ’em a quick note. Here’s what they’re asking for: Continue reading