Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Holiday dinner in a non vegan home

  1. #1
    veggiemaya's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    393

    Default Holiday dinner in a non vegan home

    so here is the dilemma...

    for Easter tomorrow, I am invited as always to my bf's family's home for dinner. the problem is that they are definitely not going to be cooking vegan. i have gone there in the past plenty of times for dinners and just avoided eating any dishes with meat, but this is the first time since becoming a vegan.

    so..is it rude to bring my own food? or even more rude to just sit there and not eat anything that they have prepared?

    anyone have any suggestions as to how to handle this?

    The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.~ Mahatma Ghandi

  2. #2
    baffled harpy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    8,743

    Default Re: Holiday dinner in a non vegan home

    I would take a vegan dish to eat yourself and share with the others, but it might be sensible to ask your bf to call his family in advance and explain that that's what you're planning to do, to avoid any awkwardness. If he does that they might be able to make some of their food vegan too, you never know.

  3. #3
    Hemlock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    South Downs UK
    Posts
    1,825

    Default Re: Holiday dinner in a non vegan home

    I agree, it would be really rude not to ring them and tell them in advance that you are vegan and, "would they like you to bring a vegan dish for everyone to try".
    Otherwise everyone is going to be excruciatingly embarassed when you sit there not eating!!!
    Silent but deadly :p

  4. #4
    veggiemaya's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    393

    Default Re: Holiday dinner in a non vegan home

    yeah, that's what i thought too. maybe i will try to whip something up that i can bring with me.

    hmm...then i guess today would be a good time to learn how to cook..
    The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.~ Mahatma Ghandi

  5. #5
    baffled harpy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    8,743

    Default Re: Holiday dinner in a non vegan home

    It wouldn't have to be anything too challenging. Perhaps you could just make a big salad with a variety of colourful vegetables plus nuts or beans in it? That might go down well with the others, if the family is mostly making cooked stuff.

  6. #6
    veggiemaya's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    393

    Default Re: Holiday dinner in a non vegan home

    yes, i would assume there might be pasta..and then another course with meat. i think my bf is going to call over there today just to feel it out for me.

    thats a good idea with the salad. i have been making these salads lately with garlic & herb tofu in it...very yummy. maybe if i just make a huge one with lots of other added goodies.
    at least once i figure all these little things out...i will know how to handle it for the future.
    thanks for your help!
    The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.~ Mahatma Ghandi

Similar Threads

  1. My first vegan holiday spread...help?
    By made of sequins in forum Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Sep 21st, 2011, 12:09 PM
  2. Holiday in France/Vegan food
    By derwenna in forum Europe (other)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Nov 29th, 2009, 12:35 AM
  3. Holiday and vegan
    By yum in forum Europe (other)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: May 16th, 2007, 02:57 PM
  4. Vegan Himalayan Holiday.....
    By friend in forum LOCAL FORUMS AND TRAVELING
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: Mar 21st, 2006, 11:42 AM
  5. Catered vegan skiing holiday in February
    By gertvegan in forum UK
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Jan 17th, 2005, 02:08 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •