Tonight was our first in the world of fake meat. Tonight we had Morningstar Chik’n Nuggets. These little nuggets made, primarily, of textured soy protein. Sounds tasty right?
I stressed all afternoon about eating these. In fact, I think I didn’t want to cook last night because I was afraid of making these and not liking them. More importantly: I was afraid Eric wouldn’t like them. I hate seeing him struggle with foods he doesn’t like. He gets this awful face when he eats something he doesn’t enjoy and I just hate seeing him unhappy.
But…I sucked it up and took the plunge tonight. I made Broccoli Alfredo Pasta as a side, just in case. I figured, worst case scenario we could just eat the pasta as a meal, rather than a side. It’d be like college all over!
Luckily, it didn’t come to that. With my first nugget generously dipped in my trusty Sweet Bay Ray’s barbeque sauce, I took my first bite. It tasted….like a chicken nugget. Imagine that! There really wasn’t a profound different. Come to think of it–chicken nuggets hardly taste like chicken, so this shouldn’t surprise me. The only difference was that the filling tasted a bit “heavier” or “fiber-y” (as Eric claimed) and the look of the inside was a bit different–darker in color, for one. Mostly though, I could hardly tell the difference except for the fact that they made me full much quicker than a normal nugget.
Cheers to Morningstar!
P.S. Today’s picture is courtesy of Eric, rather than me–my pictures didn’t come out very good today and Eric’s such a good photographer, he deserves some attention! You can click on the picture to visit his full photostream.