40 Meat Free Days

| February 22, 2007 | 2 Comments

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.

Category: Celebrate, Healthy Life

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  1. Chris says:

    I must remember – no meat – Wed and Fri…oh – I know my mother shaking her head at me!

    The manicotti sounds wonderful. I loved when my mom made it at Christmas….and now I am craving some…:)

  2. Deborah Dowd says:

    I am so glad to hear that there is someone else out in the blogosphere dealing with meatless Fridays during Lent- it can be a challenge. My family tries to abstain from meat on Fridays all during the year, so we have accumulated a number of meatless alternatives(I recently posted on this)… and if all else fails, there’s always cheese pizza.

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