A woman has revealed that although she is a “strict vegetarian,” she gives herself a day off to chow down on pigs in blankets.
Elizabeth Haigh has been a vegetarian for 4 years now, and on the whole, she isn’t interested in eating meat…
But, every year at Christmas, she finds herself tempted by pigs in blankets.
Writing an opinion piece for the Mirror, Haigh confessed that she is a “pigs in blankets addict.”
Describing the temptation she faces each year, Haigh sets the scene of one Christmas where she saw the “meat leftovers from Christmas Dinner” on the side with “only one left uncovered.”
“Five perfect, neatly wrapped, rather smug-looking sausages line the side of the plate, each cuddled up in its own bacon blanket,” she wrote.
Even though she know’s she “definitely shouldn’t” have one, she says that “they’re practically calling my name.”
And before she knows it her “fingers dart out uncontrollably.”
“One, two, three, enter my mouth one after the other,” she says, explaining that she was soon stopped in her tracks as her dad entered to the room to ask what she was doing.
She tells her dad she wasn’t doing anything before entering the room with her family and saying: “Sorry, just had some trouble with the kitchen foil.”
And as they all nod in acceptance, Haigh writes: “Victory is mine!”
Now, some people may question Haigh’s vegetarianism, but on whole “no part of the Christmas feasting tempts” her and every year she “swears blind this will be the year I finally master my addiction.”
“It’s time to go cold turkey,” she tells herself. “No pigs in blankets for me.”
But unfortunately, “every year, I fail” as she finds herself “creeping around corners, desperate to snaffle a cheeky treat while maintaining my vegetarian badge of honour.”
What do you think of her day off?