I actually don't eat a lot of meat. I hate to prepare meat, and even get a little grossed out preparing fish. But because of this, I have long struggled with eating enough protein. As much as I'd like to believe it, cheese is not really a good source. So, I tend to eat a lot of prepared meats, like lunchmeats and sausages (although usually turkey and ham) which are probably the worst possible choice. So as much as I might periodically woo the concept of going veg, it's just not going to happen yet.
And my downfall?
I love ham. And bacon. And prosciutto. And pepperoni (except this is often made with other meats as well (I'm trying not to think about it)). Basically any cured pork. I know it's terrible for me, nonetheless, I love it. And I don't eat ham a lot, maybe once a week? twice?*.
And with that in mind, my true downfall: ham and cheese croissants.
I haven't been to the bakery I usually get my ham and cheese croissants from in a while because, well, like I said, I try to refrain. Not only are my delicious ham and cheese croissants filled with ham, they are also filled with cheese (I know shocking right?) and wrapped in a shell of buttery, flakey, white-floury goodness. But the bakery, well, I've known for a long time that it's a bit of a hippie bakery. Which is not at all a bad thing because that actually means they use quality ingredients and produce super tasty baked goods. Except that, this morning, I went in to get my buttery loveliness for the first time in a couple of months and, wouldn't you know, they've stopped making them. Because they don't bake with meat anymore.
Blergh! stupid bakery. stupid ham. grr.
I also want to say, that after that last post, you all were so sweet and kind and lovely to me. It really filled my heart with love. buttery, flakey love.
*I'll admit to no more than that...