What Do We Eat for Lent?

Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving…Lent

As a Roman Catholic, we have a close relationship with Jesus through Lent. Our sacrifices help to bring us closer to Our Lord. So, what do we eat?

Lent starts on Ash Wednesday, actually yesterday! So…lunch and dinner. On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday we, after the age of 18, are supposed to fast. I, as a diabetic, am not supposed to, but I still try. Fasting includes two small meals and one larger one, not to equal the two smaller meals. In other words, the larger meal has to be bigger than the two smaller meals combined.

Also, for Lent, after the age of 14, we practice abstinence, or the absence of meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays during Lent. This explains the fish fries that take place all over the country on Fridays! Actually, before Vatican II, Roman Catholics weren’t allowed to eat meat on any Friday during the year. Some Roman Catholics still practice this, adding to it prayers for life or country, etc.

Breakfast is not usually a problem, as I don’t normally eat meat for that meal. Instead, I eat yogurt or a piece of fruit. For lunch, since everyone was home because of the ice storm we had, I made grilled cheese. Yum!

Best Grilled Cheese Ever!!!

Dinner was my cheesey-veggie soup. I would love to link that in for you, but can’t figure out how! I used cauliflower as the vegetable, along with celery, onions, and carrots. It was delicious! I also had an alterior motive! Since we have leftovers, we can use it for my favorite tuna fish casserole. Yummy!!! That casserole is also in my recipes, but can’t link that either. I must get better at this!

Cheesey – Veggie Soup!

Hope you enjoyed your Lenten lesson. Let us rend our hearts open for God to enter in and remake our souls! Happy Lent!

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