I didn't post about this right away, but it's been almost a week, so I guess I can say that C. has become a vegetarian.
I kind of saw it coming, as her best friend (since they were three) is a life-long vegetarian and C. has the love-of-animals thing. But for a long time she was quite the carnivore! Then she experimented with being "a vegetarian unless you cook some meat that I really, really like" :) But she has turned down meat at several meals now, and even ate a Boca bratwurst last night when the rest of us had meat brats.
So far it hasn't been too tough. We had mexican food and she had beans instead of chicken. We ordered pizza and got some w/o meat toppings. We had steak and she ate all the side dishes. Tonight will be spaghetti and she'll skip the meatballs... But I'd love to hear any helpful tips from parents of vegetarians (especially when the rest of the family is NOT).
Here are some pictures from an impromptu get-together of C. and some friends from Saturday. They had chocolate fondue: