I realized last night that my last meaty meal would have been on the previous Tuesday evening, so technically my little experiment could end earlier than I had originally anticipated. Therefore, after a tomato, pesto and cheese sandwich for lunch (with hummus on the side) yesterday evening I ate some bacon. Interestingly, although I enjoyed it very much, there wasn’t the blind carnivorous craving that I had anticipated. As I contemplate lunch today, I’m no longer thinking about the bloodiest, meatiest dish imaginable. (Although I’m not making any promises that I’m going to have a salad, either.)
As for the future, it will be interesting to see what happens now. After a week of going without meat, I at least know it can be done, and I am in hopes that henceforth I will be more able to choose the meatless option more frequently. Just as importantly, when I do need meat, I want to do my best to ensure that it’s locally grown and properly reared.
To celebrate the end of my meat-free week, here’s the funniest You Tube video I’ve seen in ages. Thanks to my friend Joel for sharing. I still giggle every time I watch it.