For a meatless Friday in Lent, we started the day with blue smoothies. They were more maroon than blue, and how kind of the lad to wear a matching shirt.
I started the vegetable soup before Mass with a delicious recipe that calls for eight cups of any vegetable you have on hand. In went every vegetable lingering lonely in the bottom of the refrigerator, including the rejected zucchini and yellow squash from a crudite platter.
For a light lunch, we had seven layer dip, full of beans and guacamole and deliciously fragrant lime:
By mid-morning, I was feeling pretty accomplished. The smoothies had been well received; the layered dip had just the right bite to it: and a healthy meatless dinner bubbled on the stove. As I was patting myself on the back for doing a pretty good job feeding the family on the second of three Ember Days, I noticed the tell tale signs of a cabinet raid:
"She's making herself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!" came the excited report.
Someone was taking matters into her own hands.