Throughout my pregnancy, I’ve been randomly craving meat off and on. Most of the time I just get over it, by eating something with iron or a lot of protein. The other week, it was honestly all I could think about (other than lemonade!), and I had a feeling that I needed meat or I was going to crack. I needed meat, not chicken, but MEAT.
I was super nervous about eating meat for the first time in over a year, and knew if I was going to eat meat, it had to be good meat. Since we keep kosher, I felt like I could trust whatever was in my freezer, since I feel better about eating kosher meat than I would about eating some random meat.
Solomon was really excited about me eating meat, and happily grilled up some of the burgers we had in our fridge (he made them with ground beef, and froze patties). Truthfully, it wasn’t even the best meat ever, but boy, did it hit the spot. Really, there is nothing like a good burger!
We decided to use some of the rolls I had received from Nature’s Pride through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program. We aren’t big white bread eaters at home, so we decided to try out the 100% Whole Wheat Bakery Buns.
Solomon said that these were the most perfect buns for burgers. The were big, and kind of fluffy, perfect for a patty. Plus, the taste was good! I don’t know how many of these will get hamburgers on them, but I have a killer egg sandwich planned for one morning this week.
Here’s my burger just waiting for me, loaded up with some onion, tomato and mustard.
Here goes nothing…
Mmmmmm…that was so good! I had my burger with some sweet potato fries and some lettuce free salad.
Overall, I’m really glad I gave into my craving and just had the damn meat already. It was always on my mind lately, so I thought I should just go ahead and have it (I also got a lot of facebook encouragement). Even though I have been vegetarian for awhile, I don’t identify myself as vegetarian, meaning I don’t use it as a way to define who I am. I went vegetarian because I just stopped wanting to eat meat and poultry. I figure if I want it once in a blue moon, it’s not the end of the world. Who knows what will happen after the little boy comes along, I may be grossed out by it again! I do honestly think if it weren’t for him, I would never have craved meat, and have been blissfully meat free for a long time. Oh well, c’est la vie.
Have you ever denied a craving and just had to have it? What was one of your biggest cravings lately?