Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gone Are The Days Of Reliable Potlucks

PREFACE

I've officially gone vegetarian, and the last time I ate meat was October 22. With my best friend's wedding, Thanksgiving, and Christmas soon after, it seemed like the worst time to make a decision like that, but I couldn't wait. I really felt like I had to do it. So I did! 

SAD (STARVING) STORY

My office space is rented from a management company.  It's great, because they provide a receptionist, mailing services, kitchen with snacks (and the uber-chic coffee maker), office furniture, and handle all maintenance/repairs.  Today, the management team hosted a holiday luncheon for us... which led to my first veg dilemma.  There was a gigantic spread, but I couldn't eat half of it.  Most of the substantial lunch items had meat in them, so this is what I gathered for myself:

I ate most of that cookie by the time I sat down.  Judge me.  I don't care.
Side note: What a pretty plate.

There wasn't even a salad bowl.  I guess I can't blame them.  This time of year is widely accepted as the "eat 'til your pants don't fit" season, so who would want salad?  Although this wasn't a potluck, lesson learned.  For all future potlucks, I will need to bring a veg/vegan dish.

3 comments:

Micaela said...

Yep. Welcome to my world. I actually didn't have too many terrible party situations as a vegetarian, but as a vegan-forget it. I always make sure to bring at least a few dishes to every potluck so I can feel like I have options. Sorry for the disappointing selection, but congrats on becoming vegetarian!

Lindsay said...

Vegan is the next step! :-) We will definitely need to share recipes.

Gesci said...

I quit eating at potlucks when I was five and was diagnosed with high cholesterol (my mom was a health nut, I was scrawny & active, no family history, so I'm super weird). In the 80s I never knew what was laden with butter or fat- especially in GA! I spent my whole childhood eating fruit and bread at events- welcome to the (sometimes sad, sometimes considered stuck-up) club. On the bright side, it's also what jump-started my love of baking, so here's to your future as a vegetarian all-star chef!