As is custom, Ryan is fasting from meat for the 40 days before Easter (April 4). I am going to do as best I can to abstain from meat with him but at the absolute very least our dinner meals together will be sans meat. This is quite the throwback to Ryan’s vegetarian days, but I am still having trouble coming up with non-meat meals. This is what I’ve come up with so far:
- Red Beans and Rice
- White Bean Soup
- Vegetarian Pot Pie
- Cheese Ravioli
- Fish Sticks
With my imagination, we won’t get through the first week of Lent. Any suggestions that don’t include Tofu? We’re hoping to stock up on greens (mustard, turnip and\or collard) tomorrow at the farmer’s market. What’s a tasty way to cook greens without bacon fat? We also have garbanzo beans (leftovers from Ryan’s veggie only days) and I want to make hummus and pita pockets, but can’t think of anything besides slices of meat to put in. Any ideas?
The full story of our pre-lenten Valentine’s Day lasagna is on its way. I just need to finish editing and put in pictures this evening.