Every year the kids get to pick their favorite meal around their birthday and they help make it. We were a couple weeks late but Megan got hers tonight. Beef flank steak in home made soy ginger marinade with scalloped potatoes and "squeaky" beans. Squeaky beans are simply fresh and crunchy green beans.
Elise and I had a conversation that went like this during dinner...
Elise (who is almost 8 years old): I am not eating that, I am a vegetamian. I won't eat "aminals".
Me: Really, you know vegetarians don't eat pepperoni pizza either
Elise: That's alright, I'll eat veggie delight pizza. I'm not eating milk or eggs or fish either.
Me: hmmm, no cheese on your pizza or ice cream huh?
Elise: (deep thought)
Me: Tomorrow I was planning to make hot dog* roll ups.
Elise: UGHHH, I am going to be a vegetamian the day after tomorrow.
Megan and I could not help laughing at her quick recovery. Not yet 8 and already putting off healthy lifestyle changes for later in the week! That's my girl!
*On a side note I have to mention that, although I am not Jewish, I take advantage of their strict food guidelines and only buy Kosher Beef hot dogs. I may spend more, but the absence of snouts and tails makes it all worth it!