Lent not only means “giving something up” for 40 days leading up to Easter, it also means no meat on Fridays. I always say I could easily be a vegetarian. It not usual, when my husband is on the road, for me to go days on end without eating meat at all. But that’s my choice. When it comes to Lent, you would thinking cooking without meat was some sort of foreign challenge to me.
I do make a mean tilapia (as seen above). My parents and I discovered that last Lent. And I came up with this clam dip that I don’t know that I could duplicate now, since I didn’t write it down. I think it was just crab meat, mayo and garlic salt. I think. I really don’t remember, though.
Growing up, we made a lot of meatless spaghetti. And of course pancakes as a breakfast-for-supper meal. I love tuna fish sandwiches, and Tuna Helper is all kinds of awesome.
And you can’t beat one huge salad, either.
But this year… I want to try something new and different. I want to stretch my legs in the kitchen for Lent.
I definitely want to make hummus. I’ve been wanting to do that for a couple years now, and I think it is time I made that happen. I’m also thinking about stuffed bell peppers one night. I made a stuff tomato once when my husband was on the road, using a rice mixture I just made up, and then melted mozzarella cheese on top. That was yummy goodness. So I might do something similar using bell peppers.
Past that, though? I am kind of as a loss. I want recipes!
So help me out. What is your favorite Lenten/vegetarian dish? Throw me a cooking challenge!