Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Sunday of the Prodigal Son
Coming right up now, Great Lent is just around the corner so we will be cooking lots 'o fish and seafood as well as some vegan dishes I have been aquiring over the past year. Let's see how interesting we can make it this year. In years past, as Lent has worn on....you kind of get into a rut and just make the same stuff over and over. This year, without the heavy carb load that accompanies Lent, it will be tough to find things to eat. As a rule we don't eat pasta , rice or breads in the house or only in very small amounts. Potatoes are just a once or twice a month event. Hamburger buns? Fugettaboutit. I have found some nice pitas that are low calories (60) and high fiber and make great mini pizza's. (Traditionally during lent, dairy is excluded but we tend not to be able to stick to that). We do love the Wednesday Pre Sanctified services where the fast is followed strictly and the food is excellent as a rule at the community pot luck. Some of the lentil soups are outstanding as well as the other dishes depending on the attendance for the evening. I am really fond of the fried calamari that shows up once or twice.