Low plastic at Thanksgiving

Well, Hubby and I enjoyed our third vegetarian Thanksgiving feast; I blogged about the cooking at my main blog here, here, here and here, as much for notes for next year as anything. (We’re not vegetarians, but it’s hard to be thankful with a dead turkey in the fridge.) Alas, I waited too long to shop and bought packaged mushrooms, which are easy enough to find loose. Fortunately, most everything else vegetable — since we’re talking about winter vegetables — came loose.

But I have made one move for plasticlessness: butter. (Yes, I’m sure you’re thinking what a sacrifice.) I had been getting light margarine. But out goes the tubs of flavorless or odd-flavored palm or hydrogenated oil. Butter has more calories; I’ll use less. Butter comes from methane-depleting cattle? True, but I’ve whittled my greenhouse gasses so much. Leave me my paper-wrapped butter.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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