Lent Is Here - What's For Dinner?

<p>For the next 6 Fridays at least. :)</p>

<p>I'll be working out church's fish fry so MY dinner on Friday will often be the fish that I leave the place smelling like! (but it is much fun working it!)</p>

<p>Feel like there was a thread in the past about this, but offer up your Lenten standards. </p>

<p>I have some shrimp in the freezer so I'll be frying that up for dinner tonight cause the kids love it. </p>

<p>Another favorite (another kid pleaser) Cheese or cheese and bean or crab and cheese quesadillas!</p>

<p>Tonight, a potato, leek and spinach frittata with cheese on top, and salad and bread on the side (if H follows the recipe I left out for him).</p>

<p>^^^ Sounds like something I'd love!!!! Yum!</p>

<p>Simple pasta w/ red sauce. Always easy. It may not be Friday yet, but that is tonight's dinner.</p>

<p>Tonight its shrimp with olive oil over pasta. Had to go to the fish market to get something, because only things in the refrigerator to cook is meat. But, can't blame H for two reasons: 1) he does the weekly shopping (which I detest) and 2) he is Jewish and despite us being married almost 25 years, he still doesn't quite get the "hang" of these holy days - LOL!</p>

<p>Oh, and I also made a stop at the liquor store for some white wine to add into the recipe - bought my first "box of wine" today. We tried it the other day at a party and it was pretty darn good. Plus, I am "corkscrew challenged" and cannot for the life of me, open a bottle of wine!</p>

<p>We are actually going out for dinner tonight. A local place well known for their rib is acelebrating 20 years in business. So, it is all you can eat baby rib for 19.89 per person. </p>

<p>I have not eaten much of anything since Tuesday night.</p>

<p>I've got my ashes, but Episcopalians generally don't do the Friday/fish thing.</p>

<p>Oh, yes, here in Louisiana, we love lent. Any excuse to get fried seafood on Friday night.</p>

<p>Yea for the church fish fry!</p>

<p>Coconut shrimp.....mmmmmmmm</p>

<p>Gonna test a Spanish Garlic Shrimp recipe tonight.</p>

<p>I grew up surrounded by hugh families, 6,8, 11, 12, 17,22. One of my mother's friends told her kids that it said IN THE BIBLE that kids under 16 had to eat Kraft mac and cheese for dinner on friday nights. Parents got shrimp. I guess if you have 22 kids you gotta stretch the budget anyway you can.</p>

<p>My mom was a good cook so she always a lot of options. Some her favorites: Curried tuna in pastry shells (easy, fast and I always keep it on hand even when it is not Lent), roast tomatoes and garlic on pasta(Friday Spagetti), Pasta with four cheeses, broiled sole with lemon (which we all loved and I haven't had in years), Clam sauce, tuna buns, dutch baby pancakes ( I make these as well as chili baby pancakes), waffles with fruit, shrimp curry. But tonight we are having steamed mussels and artichokes. YUM!</p>

<p>Oh, I forgot and in honor of the other thread -- Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwichs.</p>

<p>Lentil & cashew nut roast.</p>

<p>Lentil</a> and cashew nut roast recipe – All recipes UK</p>

<p>Salmon patties</p>

<p>Oregon</a> Salmon Patties - Allrecipes</p>

<p>Shrimp scampi, veggie omlets, cheese or veggie soup, pancakes, and eggsalad sandwiches are always hits at our house.</p>

<p>A friend of mine just taught me how to cook shrimp chow mein. That's what we're having!</p>

<p>Report: The frittata was excellent. H loosely followed the recipe, figured out what leeks were and how to wash and slice them. Then proceeded to "improve" the recipe by adding diced smoked sausage (!). What??? He hasn't been a practicing catholic for all 52 years of his life??? S2 almost coughed up a whole mouthful when he realized what was in it (he's my devout, spiritual, alway-by-the-rules son). To H's credit, the meal was very tasty. Just not religiously-compliant.</p>

<p>We'll have to be a little more vigilant with Friday's menu. And from the above posts...I'm gonna go with shrimp for all future Lenten meals.</p>

<p>I had a fish taco tonight but I'll admit it had nothing to do with Lent.</p>

<p>We always joke that having shrimp, crab etc. on Lenten Fridays hardly seems like sacrificing or "fasting"! But, that didn't stop me from grilling some salmon last night (Ash Wed.)!</p>

<p>Made Homemade Mac & Cheese last night ( Ash Wednesday), Recipe is in a Williams & Sonoma Vegetarian cookbook and uses Fontina, Gorgonzola and parmesan cheese. Adults & kids all liked it.</p>

<p>Bumping for Friday dinner - it's our church fish fry for us!!!</p>

<p>For lunch made guacamole with tortilla chips and raw veggies.</p>

<p>For those of you from the Pennsylvania area, Wawa had a special menu out today with Lenten substitutes for all their regular breakfast, lunch, and other made-to-order items. Got myself a tuna shorti for lunch. Wawa thinks of everything. I'll probably be a better Catholic this Lent because of them!</p>

<p>For those of you outside the Pennsylvania area, Wawa is a chain of convenience store/deli/sometimes gas stores. Service, selection, and ambience are great. Alas, my kids attend colleges in Wawa-less areas.</p>