Friday, March 18, 2011

Lord have mercy!

So there seems to be some kind of mistake?  Who planned a meatless Lenten Friday to follow a green beered boiled dinner of succulent corned beef and cabbage?  What are we supposed to do with those left overs today?  One would think that God and St. Patrick would work this placement of holidays and fast days out while they are leisurely sitting around in heaven shooting the bull.

And here lies the dilemma…  Last week I made a meatloaf on Thursday and couldn’t eat the left overs on Friday.  In the faculty room at Presentation High School we had a discussion about what is worse.  Eating the meat on Friday in order to not be wasteful or throwing it out and breaking out the good ol’ frozen fish sticks- reminiscent of our Catholic growing up years? Which is the bigger sin?

We decided that the tension of this discussion is all about awareness.  Awareness of our eating habits as Americans in general- our abundance, our waste and our over concern about our waistlines. Hoping we can work all this out in the lunchroom for the next several weeks of Lent.

Any non-Catholics out there interested in some leftover Corned Beef and Cabbage?  Gonna put on my hair-shirt and open a can of tuna for dinner tonight. I’ll pray for you.

3 Responses

  1. pegggggy on said:

    Why don’t you just eat it on Saturday? It’s still gonna be good… right?

    • admin on said:

      I just needed something to whine about today! You know we Catholics like to whine.
      Can’t wait for tomorrow! Thanks for reading!

  2. Rosemary Ruiz Fernandez on said:

    I’m allergic to seafood so I’m sure that Our Lord is not too concerned about what Rosemary eats during Lent. Anybody else with me?

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