Lenten Family Food

The Arkansas Catholic published a list of 113 recipes for Lent. They might cover every Lenten meal with a fast every other day.

Our family favorites are rather simple: grilled tuna salad, sometimes with cheese. Fondue is always popular. My wife likes pasta, particularly egg noodles, with just some butter, no sauce. Our child would eat macaroni & cheese anytime. I like a nice cream of tomato soup sprinkled with blue cheese. Maybe a plate of pasta with clam sauce.

What about you?

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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6 Responses to Lenten Family Food

  1. Freder1ck says:

    stewed tomatoes with saltines.
    homemade salmon patties

  2. Jason says:

    I know this may just be me, but it seems to sort of defeat the point of a practice of abstinence to have a collection of delicious meat-free recipes. Like, I heard about a family that had oysters Rockefeller every Friday.

    Why bother? Shouldn’t you feel the pinch a bit?

  3. Todd says:

    Jason, I hear you.

    Personally, I don’t each much red meat–maybe twice a week. For some, giving up the red meat is burden enough.

    Yet I also know that Lent is a tough sell on kids unless something tasty is in the offing. What to do? Smaller portions, giving food money to the poor, foregoing eating in restaurants, maybe fasting from dairy and going vegan.

  4. Geri says:

    “giving food money to the poor”

    OT, but I think better than that, is taking children “food shopping” for the poor.
    It changed my shopping-for-donation-to-the-food-pantry habits.
    Yeah, the stuff I had been picking out was healthy and nutritious and necessary…. but Katie and Brian knew that some other kid would be mighty happy to see that there were Ring-Dings as well as soup and pasta and green beans.

    (Save the Liturgy, Save the World)

  5. Todd says:

    Geri, good point on shopping. That’s certainly something for a child to perceive as charity in action when every other can, package, or bag goes to someone who needs it.

  6. Matthew Meloche says:

    I made a lime-thai shrimp last night with brown rice.

    Brown rice was my Lenten sacrifice (I so prefer white rice).

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