Let's see if you can find the problem with this recipe for Meatless Monday. I pulled it out of "Woman's Day" month of menus page under the heading "Meatless Monday."
Easy Minestrone: Boil 1/3 cup elbow macaroni in 5 cups chicken broth for 5 minutes. Add 2 cups frozen Italian vegetables, 1 cup chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) and 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes; simmer until tender.
Meatless? Not so much. I poured the whole container of chicken broth into the pot and realized I needed one more cup. As I looked through the pantry I saw the vegetable broth next to the chicken broth and thought "uh-oh."
How exactly is a dish containing chicken broth considered "meatless"? And how am I so distracted that I didn't think of that before pouring it in the pot? At that point, I was committed because I wasn't about to waste the container of chicken broth. I mean, what's 'green' about wasting, right?
Am I nuts? As I'm scanning more vegetarian recipes I'm seeing chicken broth used as an ingredient. What's the deal with that?