Picture the scene.
Me, Mr C & the kid are out having a nice family meal. We’ve ordered the carvery. It looks & smells delicious.
We having a good natter as you do and then for some reason we get onto talking about the menu, in particular the Nut Loaf, which was the vegetarian option for the carvery.
Mr C exclaims that a carvery is pointless without meat!
I disagree. Then the following conversation occurs:
Me: I reckon I could go without eating meat
Mr C: No you couldn’t
Me: I really think I could.
Mr C: You could give up, bacon butties, salmon, roast, fish finger sandwiches, tuna pasta?
Me: Yes, I really think I could go without meat.
Mr C: Go on then, I bet you 100 pound that you can’t give up meat for a month.
Me: Ok then, but you need to give up something too.
Mr C: What?
Me: Beer, you need to give up beer.
So there you go. The bet was made. There is 100 English Pounds up for grabs!
I’m going to give up meat, all meat including fish, for the whole of September and Mr C is going to give up beer.
I’m not one to back myself into winning stuff against Mr C normally. Monopoly is banned in our house as it has led to some pretty serious bust ups in the past, not that we’re competitive or anything.
But on this occasion I am going to back myself. I’ve already spent the 100 in my head I’m that confident that I can go for the month without meat, easier than Mr C can go without beer for the same amount of time!
He asked me yesterday what will happen if we both manage it and I laughed! I hadn’t even thought about it! He’s already been asking me if shandy counts as alcohol!! It’s not a good sign!
I’m at a BBQ tomorrow, which is good as it’s my last day for a month as a carnivore!
Wish me luck and if you have any yummy vegetarian recipes let me know!
Goodbye Meaty Carvery