Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lenten Menus

It is that time again, time to begin thinking about the fast of Great Lent. I am still working on getting recipes onto my computer, but I have come up with a basic menu to share for those who have requested it. I hope to post a selection of recipes by the end of the week. For now, here is a look at a shopping list for clean week. As I shared last year, a new tradition in our family (inspired by Erin), is to take the kids shopping for clean week foods. Last year we made an event of it, allowing them input on the items selected. Since the services of clean week are so demanding, it is especially helpful to simplify things during this week, so we select a variety of raw foods which require no preparation and can be quickly laid out and put away again. Also, here is a link to the summary on fasting from our women's retreat which contains numerous helpful links for recipes and more. Finally, for some really great advice on preparing meals during Lent, be sure to check out Mary's post, she said all of the things I have been thinking about as I struggled with posting a menu or not! Please remember, each family must make their own choices based on what is appropriate for them. Some could not deal with the repitition of such a menu. For me it is a matter of simplicity and sanity. It is not the only way, or the best way, just the way I have found works for me.

6 comments:

mary@evlogia said...

I love your Clean Week grocery list.

DebD said...

simple is always welcome. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Pres. Kathy said...

Thanks for the ideas!

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

I'd love your recipe for white bean/kale soup.
In the reformed tradition, Lent is not always observed, but we are trying to mark it in some way in our family, for the purpose of reminding us all to pray and prepare for Holy Week and Easter. Thanks for your good ideas!

Michelle M. said...

This is great. Thanks!

anna said...

Jen- I will definitely post the soup recipe. I have tried to minimize the computer time this week, but plan to post a few recipes soon.