Lenten Meal Ideas and Resources...

Today Faith and Family LIVE! is hosting a roundup of Meatless Lenten Meal ideas and recipes. As we prepare for the Lenten season which begins next Wednesday, now is a good time to try making a menu plan for those six weeks. This way your prepared and stress free when it comes to creating easy meat free family meals.

I have shared many meatless recipes on this blog in the past year or so. My favorite would be the Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup. Oh so good with a crusty loaf of bread. I will be posting many more meatless meals in the coming weeks, so please come back and give them a try. So, here is what I've done so far:

Green Minestrone
Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup
Jonathan's Favorite~Classic Macaroni and Cheese
Grown-Up Mac and Cheese
Vegetable Pot Pie
CrockPot Split Pea Soup
Sweet Potato Soup with Sauteed Mushrooms

I have also used the following cookbooks to help create healthy, uncomplicated meals for my family. Some are available at your local library and in second-hand bookstores. Others at Amazon, Borders or Barnes and Noble.

"The Lenten Kitchen" by Barbara Benjamin and Alexandria Damascus Vali

"Catholic Traditions In Cooking" by Ann Ball

"The Secrets of Jesuit Soupmaking: A Year of Our Soups" by Rick Curry

"The Secrets of Jesuit Breadmaking" by Rick Curry

"A Continual Feast: A Cookbook to Celebrate the Joys of Family and Faith
Throughout the Christian Year" by Evelyn Birge Vitz

I hope these recipes and resources help to simplify your meal time preparations during this most holy season, allowing more time for prayer and penitence.

Blessings to All,

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