Hello there sugarplum.
I promised to update you on my Christmas as a vegetarian. Today is the day!
What I learned during the festive period is that if you stop eating animals, they will start eating you…
Don’t worry, I managed to fight the crocs off — my legs are still intact.
A popular question that I have been asked by many people has been: “What did you have as a meat alternative for Christmas dinner?”. Well, I didn’t. With it being Christmas, I wanted to avoid causing a fuss or making chef (papa) go to any extra effort. So, I probably ate every thing that you did, minus the animals. I did not miss meat at all, as I sat there munching delicious roasted parsnips. I was not tempted by the poor little pigs, who sat in their cosy blankets. I felt sorry for the poor turkey, who will never gobble again. I did try sprouts again for the first time since I was force-fed them at nursery. Eating 1/4 of the miniature ball of cabbage taught me that I still do not like them.
New Years Day had a lot more to offer for the veggie. It was time for a buffet and Marks & Spencer came up with the goods. Good old M&S have a new marvellously extensive vegetarian range. I would highly recommend it to you all — veggie or not veggie. (I should be getting paid for this advertising!)
I feel that now would be a good time to make a confession. During 67 days of being a vegetarian, I have not made a single veggie meal from scratch. I am ashamed to admit that I have spent 67 days heating foods such as Quorn. My resolution is to cook more — this has gone as far as buying a recipe book. Hopefully, I will make some progress next week. Please note, I say ‘hopefully’ because the only kitchenware I have with me at university is one plate, one bowl, two saucers, a fork and a spoon. Oh, and some glasses. Nigella I am not. I can bake, but baking for oneself would be a recipe for disaster (and obesity).
For any of you missing Leo (http://wp.me/p21TV4-1L), he had a lovely Christmas. Unfortunately, Leo is not a vegetarian and thus he had a full Christmas dinner. He received his own tree decoration and some special mince pies. Puppy gets bigger each time I see him, but he is still as cute and as cheeky as ever. Here are some of our winter adventures…
Well, that is more than enough of those festivities. I have filled you in on what you have missed, so I will let you go.
Goodbye for now.
The Silly Asparagus.