Finishing up Day 26 of my 30 Days Vegan Workshop and most of the time I've enjoyed the challenge. Doing without eggs and dairy has been easier than I thought it would be. The challenge was the grocery shopping, food prep, and cooking - complicated by the fact that I've been head chef, sous chef, wait staff and chauffeur since March 1st. I've been feeling pretty proud of myself but I almost blew it this evening when at Happy Hour the martini I had came with the blue cheese stuffed olive. I gave the garnish to my husband and gave myself a pass on what little "blue cheese" contamination the alcohol may have suffered. I like Rachel Maddow's cocktail philosophy:
"You're never supposed to eat the garnish. The garnish is not a snack. The garnish is there to modify the liquor that is in the glass. It is not there to provide you a tasty treat to go along with your drink. The drink is the treat."Amen.
and three beautiful things:
- Sun, glorious sun today. (I'm pretending not to hear the rain that has already started falling.)
- The house was cleaned today AND the lawn was mowed.
- Been enjoying the blooming hoya carnosa... the sweet smell is tolerable.