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Old 03-02-2006, 03:00 PM   #11
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oh, i forgot veggie pizza. my fave is eggplant, mushrooms, onions, and peppers atop thin crust pizza, light on the cheese, with a side order of extra hot mussels marinara. add some frank's hot sauce and a beer (as ronjohn cries in his lenten chocolate milk ), and it's dinnertime!

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Old 03-05-2006, 02:06 PM   #12
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Fish mainly or legumes of some sort.My kids thought I should give up fish this lent season as I love fish 'too much' and I quote. they think this is a time for me to eat fish with 'permission' every week.Still when I said the alternative was beans or soup, they thought fish wasn't that bad afterall. Anyway I try and mix, one friday fish , next friday beans and other veggies.

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Old 03-05-2006, 11:03 PM   #13
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thanks! i'm going to get food if i choose to get any real food, tee, hee.
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:29 AM   #14
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Like middie, we have never celebrated lent. But it sounds like a fine time to try out some recipes.

Just some ideas, and I will include cheese and seafood here, please excuse me if they are not tolerated.

Falafel sandwiches.


Baba ganoush.

A hot and sour soup without veggie broth.

Sesame (peanut butter) noodles.

Any other veggie soup, such as pasta fagiola, maybe with a sandwich.

Lobster rolls.

Shrimp salad.

A frittata, with seafood and cheese, or not.

Omelets, including pizza omelets, served with fried taters and maybe some fruit.

Fried rice, with shrimp or tofu.

Egg foo yung (yes I know it is not Chinese, but it is tasty).

Stuffed mushrooms or clams or oysters.

Stuffed tomatoes, or peppers.

Just a few ideas.

When I was a kid a lot of my friends were Catholic and they hated Friday meals (that was during the time meat was outlawed on that day).

We, not of that religion, usually enjoyed eating the seafood, it was always fresh and readily avialable.

Could easily live without meat for quite a while, although I doubt I ever would.

I guess my point is there is a whole lot of other good stuff out there.
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:45 PM   #15
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We had good cause to hate Fridays during lent during my childhood. Can you imagine what fish was like when you were land-locked in the 60s? It quite literally stunk. Shellfish was virtually unavailable (not the nice frozen stuff we can get now). And those just awful tuna casseroles made with that gray, oily canned tuna (no while albacore in water). I was in my late 20s before hubby swept me off to Hawaii and I finally got up the nerve to make a serious attempt at seafood again. About the only thing I found edible as a kid -- and Mom was a great cook -- was fish sticks and french fries!

I don't observe lent any more, but I agree that if I could have sushi every Friday -- well, it would sort of defeat the purpose of lent!!

I'd go for vegetarian Mexican of all sorts -- hubby loves to have it, be it vegetarian chili, burritos, tostados, tacos (go California and make them fish tacos). Italian takes well to vegetarian -- pasta primavera, spagetti with a simple tomato sauce, lasagna, stuffed shells/manicotti. Most Asian cuisines have a strong vegetarian tradition. Curries.

All these things I make regularly anyway.
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Old 03-09-2006, 11:43 PM   #16
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Rainbow Trout salted and held for a few hours. Deep fried and served with fried Pita bread and a Tahini, garlic and lemon sauce. In the glass is Arak, aka Ouzo.

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Old 03-11-2006, 05:32 PM   #17
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How about...white bean soup with Kale... Good & easy!
2 cans of canneloni beans, drained
1c. chop'd fennel
3 leeks sliced
1 potato cubed
blk pepper
veggie broth
3 c Kale choped
14 slices baguette
gruyere cheese
Saute in oil: fennel,leeks. Add broth, potato, beans, pepper. Simmer until potato is done. smash potato & beans abit. Add kale cook another 15min.
Slice baguette top with gruyere, broil until bubbly. Serve atop soup.
After Lent, add italian sausage & chix broth.
Thanks for all the good ideas.
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Old 03-11-2006, 08:27 PM   #18
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We eat lots of my home made cheese soup (WI cheese of course ) with green salad.
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Old 03-12-2006, 12:53 PM   #19
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Wisconsin cheese is the best!!! When the weather is better, we get in the truck and hit all the cheese factories. I'm upset that one of my favorites closed down (actually a northern IL cheese place). I particularly try to find places that make good, strong, aged cheese.
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Old 03-12-2006, 03:58 PM   #20
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I used to live in Rockford, I know about the cheese. umm.

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