I don't want this to be mean, so I will leave out the gory details of my mother's ignorant family (my wonderful mother excluded) but needless to say, it's not pretty. And thankfully the complete opposite as my father's side of the family, who I have been accepted with open arms at every Thanksgiving I have been vegan :)
OK HERE WE GO~
My mom and I spent a bunch of money at Whole Foods last weekend to make this vegan mushroom barley soup for everyone to share for the week. HUGE POT of DELICIOUSNESS ahead of us. We spent so much time and effort making it perfect one evening, and then wanted all the flavors to meld and sink in over night. For lunch the next day, I am very much looking forward to heating up my soup with some bread and salad! So I take a bit, and heat it up on the stove, start stirring and THERE IS FUCKING CHICKEN IN THE SOUP!
My grandmother HAS NO RESPECT for my lifestyle, our home (my mom is a vegetarian) and our kitchen or of us. I started crying, no joke, it really affected me, I cannot even imagine what I would have done if I had not noticed it and had eaten it. I was extremely upset, pretty much on the verge of a nervous breakdown that someone could be so disrespectful and ignorant of a cause and lifestyle I have lived and have been so proud of for 4 years now.
She still has not apologized, and kept calling me "ridiculous and just to pick it out or eat it because it won't kill you." She just DIDN'T GET IT AT ALL.
So now, this HUGE pot of soup is going to waste in this house, because my mother and I will not touch it, and my dad saw how upset I was and thinks of it as tainted, even though he does occasionally eat meat.
Even when I told my other Grandmother (dad's side) and all my friends, they flipped out and could not believe it happened. (I am someone who shoves people that try to use their disgusting meat infected silverware to try my food at restaurants. They must use a clean one or mine ;)
So on that note, it was not only a large waste of money and time, but it fueled so much anger and negative energy throughout the house. "Grandma ignorance" is bringing it all home with her. MY POOR SOUP :( I mean this wasn't a restaurant mishap with cheese, (which I have experienced and was appalled and ended up with a new free meal and wine) this was my own home and my own cooking with someone in my "family" doing this.
Ok, enough ranting about the "soup epidemic" everything else is going really well. I apologize for being such a slacking blogger, I need MOFOS to inspire me haha. But job is good, new man interest is very good (more on that next time) and I AM GETTING an amazing apartment right downtown Northampton (ideal location, literally next to the brewery and everything else, health food store included) at the start of the new year with a good friend of mine. Can't wait! Perfect and really no need for a car most of the time, whoo hoo!
Send me thoughts on my bitch out if you feel like it, I could use the love ;)