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#1 Old 10-30-2004, 02:21 PM
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i am supposed to be, in 2.5 hours, at the first gathering of my boyfriend's family since i went vegan. i have always since they have known me been vegetarian but now it's, well, different as you know. they already know i am vegan and i even gave them a frou-frou vegan cookbook because that is the kind of cooking they like to do... but... i still haven't called and asked if there will be food for me or if i should bring my own. i am torn between option 1 of calling and asking, option 2 is bring my own w/o asking, and option three (which is the one i am leaning toward right now) which is going there, scavenging what i can and then eating later (much much later) at a friend's party where i know there will be options. i don't know what to do and my emotional ties here are making me nurotic.
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#2 Old 10-30-2004, 02:31 PM
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I would bring something, and leave it in the car untill I knew if I needed it. Sorry you're in such a tough spot, familys are messy.
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#3 Old 10-30-2004, 02:37 PM
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I vote for bringing a dish..something omni-friendly, so that it won't just be "your food".

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#4 Old 10-30-2004, 05:20 PM
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This is some of why I stash a luna bar in my bag at all times, I'm never sure what to do. Have you asked your boyfriend what he thinks?
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#5 Old 10-30-2004, 07:04 PM
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Bring something!!! You can never go wrong bringin food. Assume nothing there is edible because this has been my experience thus far. What happened in the past is I assumed they knew and I would eat something "made for me" that had chicken broth or bits of flesh carefully picked out of it and I would be ill, ill, ill for hours afterward. Screw that noise. Bring stuff.

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#6 Old 10-30-2004, 08:10 PM
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Yep, you should have brought something. That way you'd know you'd have something to eat, plus it would be a nice gesture.

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#7 Old 10-30-2004, 09:51 PM
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If I were you I would have taken a dish, it's always a nice gesture to do when you go to someone's house for dinner. That way you could eat that and also eat what you can of the things that they prepared.
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