For those of us who are Christian, Lent began today (Ash Wednesday). And for some of us, that means giving up something. This year, I have decided to part ways with meat for the 40 days of Lent.
Though I was a vegetarian as a teen and young adult, it is a much harder thing to give up meat as a married adult with a child. My husband and son aren’t doing the same so I will be doing double duty in the kitchen so that we can all eat. And I am far more cognizant of health now than I used to be so a bag of chips isn’t going to pass as dinner.
More cooking, more contemplating . . . geez, have I lost my mind? Hardly. I think it will be good for me in many ways – physically and spiritually – to sacrifice just a bit.
Fortunately, for dinner tonight I was able to make something we could enjoy together: manicotti. If only it could be this simple every night.