Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lenten Recipes

For many of my blog readers, today begins the season of Lent in the Catholic Church.  I went to the prayer service at our parish and dutifully got ashes on my forehead (Theresa did too ;-). 

I know I haven't posted a new recipe lately, but I'm hoping to post one on Friday...with a twist.  I read a recipe for stuffed shells with tuna and spinach in my latest edition of Everyday Food.  Try as I might, I can't find the recipe if you'll bear with me, I'll try to get it posted before Friday so you too can make it for dinner. I did find this recipe: Crab-Stuffed Shells with Peas and Leeks, which looked quite good if you want to give it a go.

Last week, I tried making kale chips for the first time, and I was really surprised.  They were very good...that David ate the entire container in like, 2 sittings.  I'm not kidding!  I didn't even get a picture because I finished at night, when the lighting in my kitchen isn't the best.  So I meant to take a few pictures in the morning.  Well, guess what?  Husband dear finished them off!  I woke to an empty container.  So if you want to make some...and I highly recommend you do, I used this recipe.  After tasting the first batch, I left out the pepper, since I preffered to taste the sweet/salty combination of the salt and brown sugar, without the pepper interfering.  And best of all, they're healthy, which means you can eat all you want.  Well...almost all you want!
I also wanted to give you a run down on many of my recipes you can make on Fridays during Lent.  It's been a while since I've compiled them There are a few more, but I listed the ones that I though were most suitable for Lent.  So in no particular ya go. ;-)

Shrimp and Corn over Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Spinach Lasagna

Salmon Patties with Lemon Dill Sauce

Tortellini Soup

Orzo and Shrimp Salad with Asparagus

Mustard Seared Salmon

Broccoli Quiche

Grandma Kirby's Tuna Salad

Easy Eggplant Parmesan

Fettucini with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce and Grilled Shrimp

Vietnamese Summer Rolls

White Pizza with Roasted Garlic and Shrimp

Zucchini Cakes

Classic Caprese Salad

Well, that should give you enough ideas for Lent and beyond.  I hope you try at least one of the recipes above...they're all tested and approved!  And if you do try something new, please leave a comment on this post, because I would love new recipes to try too!

Thank you, and God Bless your table tonight!

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