Monday, November 14, 2005

can't be so

It's what's for dinner.

A family tradition.

It's what I choose as my special birthday meal.

I can always count on it as the perfect leftover.

Spaghettie meat pie is what we call it...and I decided to make it for myself this past Saturday.


This past year I have joined two local co-ops and have chose organic over conventional. When buying meat, which is seldom, I look for organic. My Co-op in Ames, Iowa is not as abundant as my old St. Paul, MN Co-op...so at times I have to shop at the local Hy-Vee (a Midwest grocery store...or maybe it just Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa...hmmm? I need to travel more).

On Saturday I couldn't find any organic beef and couldn't bring myself to get the conventional beef. I prefer my cows to actually graze in pastures and feed on grass as opposed to stuck in a cage and force fed corn mush with a side of antibiotics.

Stearing away from the beef packages wrapped in cellophane I decide to try something new. I head back to the Natural Market corner where all that weird "natural" food is located...like soy products and expensive organic stuff...please note the intended sarcasm. And then I see it---Gimmi Lean meatless fat free cholesterol free meat. I think to myself, "It can't be so bad. It says to just fry it up in a skillet and is great in tacos, marinara sauce, omelets, and lasagna, or just sausage patties."

I'll give anything a try.

As hard as I try it doesn't taste like my favorite meat pie.

My fake meat just wasn't that good for dinner.

12 comments:

Jayleigh said...

Awwwww. I hate it when that happens! Wasting money and time on something that just doesn't taste right.

:-(

Kendra said...

I've tried the Gimme Lean before...you have to season the hell out of it to get any real flavor. Sorry your meat pie was ruined!

Anne Arkham said...

I am wildly allergic to fake meat. I have to stick with the real stuff, though I do always try to buy organic.

Heidi said...

Fake meat!! Ha! I could have told you that! (Believe me, I know. Fake meat doesn't taste good in chili, either).

Cheryl said...

Aw that's too bad. I hope you can find some organic stuff. As for Hy-Vee I can attest that they do not appear to be in Illinois...

mariel said...

I agree with you.. one thing is organic products (which I try as well to use... even if I do not think they can ever be 100% organic, but at least must be better than over-produced food), another weird fake substitutes!!!!

Meg D. said...

Go organic or go home! It's nature baby.

Marissa said...

Oh no! Fake meat is NEVER as good!

David said...

stop fake meat in its tracks (that it did not make since it ahs no hooves)

Amanda said...

i definitely give you a lot of props for cooking in the first place!

David said...

time to blog, dear friend - and then to drop in on Jayleigh - for moral support

Veronika said...

Fake meat just doesn't taste right. As for Hy-Vee, they're in Kansas City and St Louis, but awfully expensive!
P.S. I found you through Jayleigh