I’m linking up with my friend Thomas at Identified Catholic for an Advent Catholic identity project: meatless Fridays. I always have meatless Fridays, as an act of penance, but this is not a common practice in today’s Catholic world. Meatless Fridays used to be a part of our culture, and Friday is still a day of penance, year round. We are permitted in the United States to choose another penance for Friday, but let’s face it: who really does?
So, many people are trying meatless Fridays at a time other than Lent for the first time. And, we’re sharing what we eat. Without further ado, here is my December 7 dinner: cheap and relatively nasty:
Not a healthy meal, and not very penitential either. Except later. Later I regretted it because my stomach was killing me and I was feeling wrung out and exhausted. I guess I should have gotten a side salad and some water or iced tea instead of the diet-busting shake. Next time I’m dashing between Mass and meetings and I have to eat something quick and cheap, I’ll remember that.
I think I’m getting to the point where I truly need to make some healthy changes in my diet.