Hunny time to ask how to get over cooking meat when you cant stand the smell of it? I have not eaten meat since I was 17years of age. I got hideously ill in Thailand (hospitalised in fact) for eating dog! Yes dog... I had no idea it was dog but OMG I was ill. And it makes my skin crawl thinking about it. Who the heck does that?
I also think as a young teenager staying on a farm traumatised me too. We thought we were going to watch sheep being shawn and when the farmer asked my brother to pick one we were all shocked, horrified and mortified to watch him slit its throat in front of us. Who on earth does that to children? He was excited to show us the insides and how the body of a sheep worked. I had planned to be a vet up until that point... End of a dream there and then I can tell you!
Anyway all good, therapy has helped and am still eating organic chicken and fish. My first baby was a challenge. I thought just because I dont eat red meat doesn't mean she shouldn't but in all honesty every time I tried to give her something with meat in it she turned her nose up at it! And still to this day at 14years of age does not eat red meat. Maybe that was law of attraction working at its best? My son however is another story. Like his dad he LOVES red meat. Every time they want a fix of dead cow or dead pig they have to cook it on the BBQ outside. Mean of me I know! But it has worked for us... Up until now!
Mr Chocolate has been in India for some time commentating the IPL Cricket. Our BBQ completely fell apart this summer due to the salt air rusting it to a crumbling mess and I have not got around to replacing it. My boy never complains... So I thought I would treat him - you being a meat eater love, will be so proud! I held my nose in the butchers (sniffing a tissue with a drop of Peppermint on it) and brought him 4 organic lamb chops and 2kgs high grade beef mince. They seriously thought I was a nutter - and that is a polite word for what they were truly thinking I could tell!! I seriously thought this will last the next few weeks. Ha! He is a 12year old boy playing sport most days and growing fast! Little did I know!
He arrived in the door the other night from rugby training and I told him I had made mashed potatoes. He smiled and said 'you're the best' and then I added - and I have some lamb chops for you. He just about fell to the floor hugging me like I was going away for months and said 'oh man you are the BEST mum ever'. Wow! That was easy!
And the poor wee lad downed that meal like it was the last meal he would ever have! He ate all 4 chops much to my amazement! He was grinning like a cheshire cat. I then told him I had a huge (and I mean huge) pot of Spag Bol (packed with truckloads of veges of course!) on the stove just for him... Well honestly it was like all his Christmases had come at once. I was going to freeze most of it but I have to say love... it was gone in a few days. He had it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
My neighbour arrived yesterday to tell me she had made a lasagne (with meat) and did I think Jakob would like some for his dinner... See... even my beautiful friends feel sorry for him. And the boy was one happy wee chappy indeed. God I love my neighbour! Bless her heart!
Poor Mr Chocolate - I have never cooked him meat in our 22 years of being together and in one week I have made more meat than I ever care to look at for my son. He arrives home next week... and with puppy dog eyes has asked if I will do the same for him...
Oh God help me... I only did this as a once off and now look what I have got myself in for! More peppermint tissues and visits to the organic butcher in Forest Glen!!
And so my question today is what meat dishes does a non meat eater make?
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