Are you all ready for Lent?
Candles, Stations of the Cross, alms box, extra special books for reading, journal?
Are you all ready for your meatless meals and Fish Fridays? Can we talk Lent meal planning for a minute? Specifically, Fish Fridays. Lent is about prayer, fasting and almsgiving. But unless you live in a coastal town, fish can be really pricey, which encroaches on the whole almsgiving thing. Fortunately for us, we do both live in coastal areas where fish can be had fairly inexpensively.
But for the rest of you, here are four ways to do fish during Lent that will not break the bank:
Fear not. This is not your middle school cafeteria’s tuna casserole. This is real food and it’s delicious. I mean, com’on! It’s topped with cheese rolls. Cheese. Rolls. Nuff said.
Trout Pate and Yorkshire Pudding
Who would have thought children would eat anything called trout pate! Seriously though. Delicious.
This one gets the prize for being very nutrient dense! It really packs a nutritional punch! But that doesn’t mean it compromises on taste. No siree! This is one to convert your non-fish eater in your family!
Smoked Salmon and Fresh Beet Salad
Although this is one of our breakfast favorites, there are no rules saying you can’t have it for lunch or dinner!
OK, so, prayer, fasting and almsgiving….
What if you love fish. Like LOVE it, as my kids do? It’s hardly fasting to say that Halibut is on the menu. Nothing but cheers from the studio audience here. So, sometimes it’s better to redirect Fridays in Lent to vegetarian meals and dishes that are a bit more austere. Remember the purpose of why we skip meat and get down to the bare bones of what the fast is really all about.
So, here are some vegetarian suggestions for non-fish Fridays:
In fact, we have a myriad of ways to eat your veggies and get your kids (or hubby) to eat them, too! Our very best vegetable inspirations are in our cookbook: All Things Veg. How about a Vegan Ceviche? Or Creamy Honey Lemon Slaw? Or Eggplant Mozzarella Sandwiches? The possibilities! Delicious possibilities. You won’t miss the meat, we cross our hearts! PURCHASE HERE IN OUR STORE. Only 3.99!
So, now, we would love to hear: What are you planning to cook during Lent?
Are you all ready for Lent? Candles, Stations of the Cross, alms box, extra special books for reading, journal? Are you all ready for your meatless meals and Fish Fridays? Can we talk Lent meal planning for a minute? Specifically, Fish Fridays. Lent is about prayer, fasting and almsgiving. But unless you live in a […]