Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nativity Fast Menu

I am spending this week finishing up all of my planning for the season of the Nativity, so I thought I would share my menu for the season. A few explanations - here are guidelines for the fast. Sunday we always fast before the Eucharist, and my kids usually just snack for lunch since they tend to fill up at coffee hour after church. I am keeping our breakfast and lunch menu consistent throughout the fast, but I will alternate dinners for a little variety, so that is why there are sometimes two meals listed for dinner. You may also download a copy of this menu here. I will post recipes (or links to recipes) and my grocery list in the next few days.

Sunday
Dinner: lentil burgers/chili

Monday
Breakfast: oatmeal
Lunch: potato soup
Dinner: taco salad/haystacks

Tuesday
Breakfast: granola & fruit
Lunch: soy quesadillas & tomato soup
Dinner: shrimp, rice and vegetables

Wednesday
Breakfast: oatmeal
Lunch: burritos
Dinner: spaghetti & salad/taco soup

Thursday
Breakfast: granola & fruit
Lunch: pbj & ginger lentil soup
Dinner: falafel/ cabbage rolls

Friday
Breakfast: oatmeal
Lunch: burritos
Dinner: bean soup/vegetable soup

Saturday
Breakfast: pancakes
Lunch: dahl, flatbread and rice
Dinner: spring rolls/fish tacos

Let us fast an acceptable and very pleasing fast to the Lord. True fast is the estrangement from evil, temperance of tongue, abstinence from anger, separation from desires, slander, falsehood, perjury. Privation of these is true fasting.
St. Basil the Great

1 comment:

Darla said...

Thank you for this help, Anna. I am using it in planning our fasting menu for the nativity fast.