For every source of darkness in the world there is a light, for every yin a yang. The universe exists in a balance that I cannot go against. Several weeks ago I dedicated a week of my blog to the enjoyment of the tastiest food there is, Bacon. And because I am all about the balance in the universe I have decided to dedicate this week to bacon’s natural predator, vegetables. In some circles this is being called Vegetarian Week, but I have to confess that their will be milk and eggs involved so technically it is Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian Week. It helps that of the four Damn Good meals I have left to cook two of them are vegetarian or at the very least they have the word vegetable in the name of the recipe.
I would like to be clear from the beginning that I do not intend to become a vegetarian. I just thought it would be a fun thing to do and would give me something to blog about. While I can understand why some people would choose not to eat meat, I subscribe to the philosophy of Gary, “We spent 10,000 years crawling our way to the top of the food chain, why would we give that up?”
You might think I would take advantage of Vegetarian Week to eat a little healthier. You would be wrong. Case in point, I started off the week with a recipe that, while not having any meat, did not have any vegetables in it. It did have fruit so that should count for something, right?
In preparation for this meal I made a batch of homemade peanutbutter last night. It is the best of homemade peanutbutter I have made so far. I roasted the peanuts the exact right amount and used unrefined peanut oil. Quite simply it is the ambrosia of sandwich spreads. I seriously doubt there will be any of the four cups left by the end of day tomorrow. I bought a loaf of thick sliced country white bread and fried the sandwiches to perfection in butter and peanut oil. Yum.
I am planning on making some more vegetably things later this week, but the goal really is to not eat any meat. I am going to start my week at noon today because I ate a pork chop for lunch before I remembered.
Damn Interesting Elvis factoid: Elvis ate his peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwiches with caramelized bananas and crispy bacon on Hawaiian bread grilled in bacon grease. [It always comes back to bacon.]