November 15, 2011 Leave a comment
Okay. I’m setting a challenge for myself and I think I nearly have family approval for this. The challenge is this: for Lent 2012, our family would hold our Lenten diets to the same rules that the Catholic Church used before Vatican II. These rules provided for simplified fasting, defined as one medium-sized meal per day with two smaller meals permitted, no other snacks in between, for those 18 and older of course. Only one of those eating occasions could include meat during all days of the week except for Friday. Fridays would remain completely meatless, with Sundays being held as feast days and meat being permitted.
When I first suggested this, groans resounded from all those old enough to understand the implications. Once I read to them my pre-researched list of meatless meals (44 and counting), however, the kids got on board, if not enthusiastically. Mr Mackerelsnapper seems okay with it, too, provided I blog ALL of it, including our Sunday feasts. That sounds like fun to me!
Oldest child also gave me one caveat: bacon at EVERY meal on Sunday. Hmm. Every meal? Every meal. We’ll have to see about that.
Speaking of SEE, stay tuned for tomorrow’s Wednesday Dessert, and learn all about virtual pie. It’s vegan, hypoallergenic and slimming!