Yesterday, I roasted a turkey breast and we enjoyed it for dinner along with sweet potatoes and peas. My husband had told me he didn't want any of the rutabaga, but I cooked half of it for me thinking I would eat some last night and the rest today. As it turned out, I was too full after eating the potatoes and peas, so I will enjoy it today.
I was searching Amazon's Prime last night to see what was available and settled for a follow-up to Forks Over Knives called The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue with Rip Esselstyn. He was working with two families to get them to change their diets completely to plant based. One mother had been a vegetarian for 19 years but she still ate dairy and a lot of processed foods. It was interesting and entertaining but I will not be going in that direction. I like eating meat and we don't eat a lot of it.
The first few years we were married, we ate a lot of regular ground beef and chicken. If there was such a thing as lean ground beef, I was not aware of it. We ate it mostly because it was very economical at $.29 a pound for chicken and $.45 a pound for ground beef. This was in the 1960s. I cooked many dinners of chili, stroganoff, meat loaf, hamburger steak with grilled onions and other concoctions using a whole pound of ground beef. Believe it or not, we would split these dinners right down the middle. There were very few vegetables in our diet except for lettuce and tomato.
For a while I even managed to be around the weight I am now because we didn't have a car and did a lot of walking. We didn't even have a television set for the first couple of years we were married.
Compared to those years, we're practically vegetarians. I use half a pound of lean hamburger or ground turkey in recipes that call for a pound and that is plenty. In a typical week, we might eat one pound of meat.
Back to work on the taxes. Ugh. :(