It's nice to know I'm not the only potential veggie drop out. :-) I was veggie from age 15-21 and went back to eating meat until age 26. I think I'm just having a harder time bc of M. I suppose you all are right - I should eat it wihtout her knowing for now. But that means sneaking it while she's in the other room or only eating it at like 9pm. She always comments about what's on our plates and is VERY aware that her dad eats meat. I don't feel like I want/need to eat a ton of it though.
Everr: If I do eat it, I only want to eat grass fed - it just sounds like it's so much healthier. And I can actually visit the farms where it comes from (I already visited one a couple weeks ago that does a CSA box of grass fed meat). I wouldn't expect others to cook that for me - so my thought is, I'd likely remain vegetarian at restaurants, etc. And that is fine. But yeah, there are a few things I've been craving that I'm sure aren't organic or grass fed - like gyros meat! And you're right - it's SO pricey. DH bought 2 steaks at that farm after our tour and he paid $50 for them. Though I think a box is $40 - but includes all sorts of cuts of meat as well as pork and chicken. I don't see myself eating a ton of pork. I have to say though - I live in a foodie mecca. Alice Water, who is credited with starting the whole "california cuisine" and farm to table style of cooking has her restaurant a mile from my house and has influenced SO much here. One of her chefs just opened a butcher shop that ONLY sells local, pastured meat. And more of the restaurants here are incorporating organic meat, etc. But it is still far and few between and you do pay the price to eat at those places. Which really is NOT in out budget very often these days. But mostly we eat at home anyway.