We eat a lot of meat around here. Every supper is absolutely meat-centered. While I am a snacker and eat throughout the day, hubs is more of a three squares kind of guy, so each meal needs to count, especially when he has undertaken some massive house project that requires a lot of energy. I don't really have a problem with that except that meat is expensive and with an entire set of new living room furniture looming on the horizon I decided to look for ways to stretch the groceries and cut back on the ever-pricey meat. While nothing beats a steak in my opinion, one steak can only take you so far, so I'm going to see if I can be creative by using meat in smaller amounts and substituting things like beans and pasta instead.
I'm going to try making a few soup(ish) things each week, which will give us leftovers, and then have maybe one largely meat-based meal a week. Now, I guarantee that this book will give me lots of ideas, but I doubt I will actually like all 300 recipes so I will probably need more. That's where you come in (see, interactive!).
If you have a fabulous low meat/no meat recipe, I'd love to see it. It can be anything- not just soup. Leave me a comment, send me an e-mail, or link up a blog post of your own, someone else's, Food nEtwoek, Martha, Pinterest pin, etc. in the link-up below. I cook every night, and it's frustrating to try and come up with new stuff to make, so I'm excited to see what you share!