Those of you who know us well know that for the last year and a half we have tried to maintain a mostly vegan diet for health reasons. On this trip so far we have been failing miserably. But we knew before we left that there were some animal based foods that we wanted to try as part of our experiencing the USA, so I guess it is not a total surprise. Also the produce here seems to be more expensive and our budget for it less. I will be happy if we can maintain with at least 75% of our meals without animal products, and so far I think we are at least doing that.
Keeping that in mind, you won’t be as surprised when we tell you about Chad’s choice for his birthday dinner.
Chad has been wanting to do a traditional crab boil for a while. We are pretty far from the sea here and the crab that we found was not a reasonable price, so just like Chad always does so well, he improvised. We had a Shrimp and Sausage boil.
I think he seasoned the broth like the entree round at The Melting Pot. In it he cooked corn on the cob, potatoes, onions, shrimp and sausage it was fabulous as so many of the things he cooks are and I left for work with a very happy full belly.
His favorite pie, Strawberry Rhubarb, was a little harder to hunt down this year, but we did find it in Durango.
No bacon??? 🙂