Once Upon A Fridge

Once upon a time the royal family a normal refrigerator.  It was filled with typical American cuisine ingredients.  Lots of milk, chicken, hamburger, bacon, eggs, cheese and lunch meat…and maybe a few veggies thrown in for looks. 

Then one day the princesses of the castle decided that they would become vegetarians.  The Queen nodded sagely.  She understood the urge to become a better person and not eat other creatures.  Why, she herself had gone through such a phase in her younger days.  It had lasted almost two weeks! Naturally, she would indulge this new interest of her beloved daughters. 

After a year, one of the princesses had finally grown out of her girlhood phase.  The other princess was still strong in her resolve to not eat any meat.  Another year passed and the Vegetarian princess started to work on her Freshman Project.  A huge research assignment on the topic of her choice.  She had chosen slaughter house abuse as her topic.   She was horrified at all the information she discovered in her research.  The kind-hearted princess was horrified at all that she discovered.  In fact,  the entire royal family was appalled at how the neat little packages of meat arrived to our fridge.  The princess vowed to never eat or use an animal again.  She would become the Vegan Princess. The rest of the family vowed to…use less. 

So, now the Royal Fridge contains such delights as soy milk, tofu, vegan burgers,cucumbers, lettuce  and tomatoes.  And tucked in the very back, there is a package of bacon. 

Don’t tell the princess….

For more Fun Monday entries go visit  Amy this week’s hostess.  They might actually post photos of their refrigerator!

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41 Responses to Once Upon A Fridge

  1. mjd says:

    Nice story, Susan. Our son was a vegetarian for about 5 years. My husband and I ate less meat at the time. I was happy to prepare vegetarian meals for the three of us. Since eggs and dairy products were still on his list of things to eat, cooking was rather easy.

    All Hail to the princess!!!

  2. Julie says:

    Nice Fun Monday post! I love it. My sister decided she wanted to be a vegetarian one day when she figured out the hamburger meat we were eating was the steer we fed out. It didn’t last very long though.

    Thanks for sharing, your’s is my favorite thus far. 🙂

  3. Patsy Ann says:

    And now the Princess is a real live Vegan. To cook without eggs takes a lot of getting use to. I know royal Queens that have lived such a life as adults and thrive nicely! God save the Princess!!!!!

  4. JennieBoo says:

    This sounds like my family.

    I was, of course, the Vegtarian ‘princess’.

    I married a ‘carnvoire’ King, but, I’m still the Vegetarian “princess’ inside. Now I’m a Vegetarian ‘Queen’!

    Happy Monday! 🙂

  5. beccy says:

    I didn’t eat meat for nine years, it was the bacon that tempted me back!

  6. Jay says:

    I just can’t bring myself to become a vegetarian. It would be pretty easy to only eat red meat every once in a while. But give up chicken? And pork? Nope.

  7. Lynne says:

    What a clever way to avoid showing us pics of your fridge, Susan! I enjoyed the fairy tale. I would be very afraid of taking pics of my fridge right now. I really need to clean it out.
    I’m with Jay; I couldn’t do it either!

  8. nikki says:

    Oh bacon…cooked to crispy perfection. Yummmmmm, how I could use a piece (or two or three because really who can eat just one piece of bacon….)

    Great, now I’m starving and I still have 45 minutes left until work ends.

    Loved the post btw, much better than pictures.

  9. Tiggerlane says:

    That was a great post – a totally different take on Fun Monday! The package of bacon must produce a wee bit of guilt….

  10. debi says:

    Love this post. I would love to be able to give up meat. Well I love the idea of it. I think we would all look and feel better. I just happen to adore a good ribeye.

  11. Swamp Witch says:

    Bacon? Do I smell bacon? Yes ! I’ll have 10 slices fried very crisp. Great post. Made us use our imaginations.

  12. Kell says:

    I admire people who can walk the walk and talk the talk. I don’t think I could actually be a vegetarian, but we’ve cut back a lot on meats. And we do feel better.

  13. Kaytabug says:

    I went veggie once I lasted 3 months. Bacon… I LOVE bacon! I think for me it has to do with the whole idea of no meat forever. I can go days without but if I want it I am going to have it. I had no meat tonight actually I have had no meat at all today or yesterday! SEE? Anyway! I loved your story!!

  14. Cheryl says:

    Now my daughter wants to be a vegetarian. And, right before vacation! Can you send me the link to Mimi’s blog? And, I will respond to the meme. Soon….

  15. lisa says:

    My daughter went through a phase like that for, oh about 5 months. While the guys in the family love meat us girls don’t eat that much, at least not red meats. We do love our chicken though. Like the way you spun the tail. 🙂

  16. theotherbear says:

    I never went through this phase. Now after reading all these meat comments I am craving a steak…
    Great post, by the way 🙂

  17. Dan says:

    The vegetarian fridge is very similar to mine, except mine is a vegan fridge. I won’t tell about the bacon. 🙂

  18. Terra says:

    I so wish I was strong enough to do such a thing… I tried and it didn’t last… I am weak…


  19. Joy T. says:

    LOL about the package of bacon LOL

  20. Diesel says:

    We eat primarily beef that was raised and slaughtered by someone we know. Having read Fast Food Nation, I try to avoid mass produced meat. Particularly hamburger. Not because I feel bad for the animals so much as that I don’t really want to eat that much sh*t.

  21. Pamela says:

    I’m almost a veggi myself.
    If I wasn’t married to a meat eater – I would quit altogether.

  22. Frances says:

    I did the vegetarian thing for 13 months in my younger days.

    And even though I do eat meat I still visit several of my favorite vegetarian/vegan restaurants on a regular basis.

    And I do love a bit of bacon in my corn chowder soup! Yum!!
    Thanks for sharing,

  23. Swamp Witch says:

    You have a surprise waiting for you at my place.

  24. Peggy says:

    The Man of the Place is a vegetarian and has been for many decades but only because he doesn’t like the smell or taste of meat. I had to learn vegetarian cooking pretty quickly.

    On another note, please monitor the vegan diet carefully. It’s tough on growing bodies. We have friends who are vegan and won’t even eat honey. Sheesh!

  25. mrs darling says:

    How funny,. I grew up eating meat we raised and butchered so I have only had to eat slaughter house meat as an adult. However Im sure if I found out how they were kept and raised I couldnt eat anymore so please dont tell me! LOL

  26. Christine says:

    Fantastic story! I haven’t seriously decided to try becoming a vegetarian, but I’ve cooked up a couple of dishes. Honestly, it would be hard for me to part from my steak and bacon.
    It’s good your daughter is taking a stand for something she believes in.

  27. chrisb says:

    I think you get the prize for the most imaginative post. Both my daughters have been vegetarian at various points in their lives. I do really like meat but eat much less these days and I’ve even got embee(hubby) having some vegetarian dishes.

  28. Cazzie says:

    Mmmmmm tofu, I love any food, and I would support my kids no matter the way they would change from eating meat chicken or fish to beign vegan…so long as they are happy and healthy…you are a great mummy 🙂

  29. Andrea says:

    I love the idea of posting fridge photos! An excellent slice into everyone’s life!

  30. i am afraid that if i investigated meat – from living creature to my table, i would become a vegetarian too. really, it wouldn’t take much. the downside of this for me is the presence of 2 carnivorous teen boys & their equally carnivorous dad!! 😉

  31. Lynne says:

    Oh dear, Susan, it seems I’ve tagged you for a meme! If you are so inclined stop over by my place and take a look!

  32. Rachel says:

    How long has the bacon in the back been there?

  33. Dallas says:

    Cute story. I was vegetarian for about a year in college….to impress a boy. When we broke up, my next meal was a big cheeseburger.

  34. Melanie says:

    What a cute story! I love how you did your Fun Monday!

  35. Nice story =). I tried to eat only vegetarian meal but I failed. he he

  36. wolfbaby says:

    Tee he very nice way to do that…

    i couldn’t give up chic or eggs or milk.. *sigh* i used to be allergic to alot of stuff that seriously limited what i could eat. I don’t do that anymore…

    though thats pretty cool she can stick to her convictions like that!

  37. Karina says:

    What a great entry into Fun Monday! I don’t think I could ever be a vegetarian…I admire anyone who can, but I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t last a week.

  38. Michelle says:

    Love you, Mimi! Way to go!!!

  39. photowannabe says:

    Delightful storytelling as usual. I love how you make the story progress.
    We eat less red meat than we use too and more veggies and fruit but my hubby is a definite meat and potatoes guy.

  40. Susan says:

    Holy Comments Batman! Thanks for all chiming in (all us bloggers love the comments!) I’d normally answer everyone, but I’ll never catch up.

    Oh, and KT is the vegan…there once came a day when Mimi couldn’t resist BBQ ribs…

  41. Tink says:

    I don’t want to know. I love meat too much! But that post was awesome. Of course, I’m a sucker for a fairy tale with a moral. 😉