First item of business: I needed a change. BAD. I was sick of looking at the same thing over and over every day in the mirror. So I mixed it up a little bit. Nothing too drastic, just enough to keep the masses entertained. I finally cut my hair a bit. I am ashamed to admit that it had been since just before Reagan was born. I got a little distracted right after that time. And secondly, I did something I have never done but have always wanted to do. I got my hair colored professionally. I just went a few shades darker and its only semi-permanent so I can wait and decide if I want to sign on the dotted line for this color. I must have taken a dozen pictures of it, trying to capture the look just right. It took me awhile to realize the problem was less with the hair and more with my face. I look pathetic! Please tell me, do I look this way all the time?
Second item of business. I am still going strong with the Vegetarianism for the month of May. The hardest thing for me to stay away from is cheese. I actually stink at staying away from cheese. I rationalize by saying that it is to keep the family together. I am pretty sure if my husband found out I had cut out cheese, he would leave me. Eggs and milk have been much easier, with only a couple of instances since the month started. Meat has been the easiest. I gave in and ate meat on Mother's Day. Come On! It was MY day and she made BBQ chicken! I am only human. I got bored pretty quickly of nuts, black beans, and tofu shakes. I had to come up some more variety. One of my faves so far has been tofu and lentil tacos. I swear on my grave that they were delicious. I didnt even miss the meat. Here is a picture of the finished taco and what the filling looked like when it was done.
Recipe (I am choosing to believe that some people will actually want this):
1/4 cup green lentils
1/4 cup onions, chopped
1/2 cup water
Add these all to a saucepan, bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Simmer for 20+ min. or until lentils are soft.
1, 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
1 taco seasoning packet
Bring back to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 5 min.
8 oz. of firm or extra firm tofu, finely chopped
Warm all the way through then spoon into taco shells and top with cheese, tomato, lettuce, and salsa. Yummy!