Food Favors

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I crawled into bed last night after the SO had already gone to sleep. He woke up and rolled over and cuddled up to me. Then he said ever so sweetly, “Can I ask you for a favor?”

Yeah, so my brain goes right to, “How is this even possible? You were just asleep seconds ago! How can you even think about sex 0.002 seconds after you wake up?”

He says, “Can you make stew?”

Ok, mind out of gutter.

Him: “With carrots and potatoes and onions”
Me: “Ok”
Him: “And beer”
Me: “Beer?”
Him: “Yeah, beer.” Big pause followed by a small voice “And beef”
Me: “What should I eat after I make this stew with beef?”
Him: “That’s why it is a favor.”

So I had to go to the store this morning and buy beef and beer. They are both things that I know nothing about. I’m totally embarrassed to go into the meat department of the grocery store. I feel like I’m losing all my vegetarian street cred. Not that anyone there knows I’m a vegetarian but I feel like I should be wearing a sign that says, “Vegetarian just buying this for boyfriend since he asked nice.”

November is Vegan MoFo month which is a celebration of vegan food blogs. I’m making Maple-Glazed Pumpkin Cornbread tonight. Cornbread recipes make me nervous because I think traditional cornbread is too dry and tasteless. I have the best cornbread recipe ever so I’m not likely to try others but who can resist Maple-Glazed Pumpkin anything?

I’m having mashed sweet potatoes, a veggie burger, and some cornbread. Hopefully that will up my vegetarian self esteem.