We have veggie night once a week. Please note that it is “veggie” night, not “vegetarian” night.
Veggie night works well in our Big Life style. Mr. Big Food does have something of a penchant for meat, so veggie night is a nice break.
For the most part, we eat leftovers for lunch. And for the most part, the rest of the week’s suppers are built around meat. So left over veggies get paired with left over meat dishes for lunch. We do have veggie side dishes throughout the week, but veggie night gives us more pairing options.
It is also the case that if the day after veggie night is particularly busy, Mr. Big Food might choose to plan on a quick-to-prepare meat dish (something in the slow cooker?) and serve veggie night’s veggies with it.
Finally, veggies that have seen better days become Suzy food. It is important that Suzy, who is 17.5 years old, has a balanced diet.
This only works if you plan a menu. I refer the interested reader to Crappy Old Stuff: The Meal Planner’s Creed.