Daily Coping 19 May 2021

I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag. 

Today’s tip is to try a vegetarian dish for a meal today.

My oldest is a pseudo vegetarian. It’s a social issue with him and he sticks to it very well. Once in awhile I’m making some barbacoa or carnitas and tempt him, but not too often. Usually I try to accommodate him if I’m cooking and ensure there are good meatless options. He also picks vegetarian restaurants when he celebrate his birthday, so I’ve gotten good at cooking some meals without meat.

Today I went looking for some new things and came upon this: Vegan Roasted Sweet Potato Salad. It looks good, has things the family likes, and is gluten free, which works well for my daughter. I roasted the potatoes late one afternoon while finishing work. Luckily I can hear the timer beep to get this one. I chopped a few vegetables and then assembled the salads on plates, expecting everyone to come in.

I did forego the custom salad dressing as I didn’t feel like messing with the blender and cleaning it on this day. This worked out well, overall, as everyone was busy and late for dinner. I’d assembled things at 6, but it wasn’t until 730 that my wife came in from the barn.

It was a nice, light dinner for all of us, and quite taste. The dressing (jalapeno lime vinaigrette) was spicy, though not sure I’d have been better making it from scratch.

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