This is the post that I didn’t think I would have to write. But, in my Facebook status yesterday, I benignly referred to Meatless Monday. And my friends did not know to what I was referring. They live in podunk PA towns like Clarks Summit, Scranton, and Mansfield, so they are to be excused. But, “the little red haired girl”, aka “the vicor’s wife” grew up in Brooklyn, NY, with all that culcha’. “The little red haired girl” is not to be forgiven. True, she keeps moving west and is now in far away O-hi-o, but she still has the Brooklyn accent, so she should, in an attempt to not shame her upbringing, keep up.
So, here is how it works. On Mondays, one is to refrain from eating all animal products. I did not make up the rules. Meatless Monday has a website, and once something has a website it is official. Butter, an essential nutrient, will be excused and may be substituted for tofu in any recipes. For those of you stopping by for dinner next Monday, I had planned to make Eggplant with Garlic Sauce, but I have changed my mind. We will be having Pasta with Eggplant Sauce. And butter.
Friends, please make a more concerted effort to keep up. Next thing you will be telling me is that you’ve never heard of Wheatless Wednesday.