I went Veg just after Thanksgiving this year, along with my brother and his girlfriend. All of my family has been extremely supportive, except for my 84 year old grandmother. She still takes it upon herself to make dinner for the family about once a month. Christmas and my Cousin's birthday was a nightmare! We've all kindly told her our situation with all dishes containing meat/meat products however she still passes us the meat dishes expecting us to take some. When we politely decline, her face falls and she seems like her feelings are hurt. Then she mentions how "these vegetarians just don't like her cooking" which tends to be followed with a much unneeded uncomfortable silence. We are completely out of ideas! What can we do?!