Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Not a Fun Day
Today is Ash Wednesday. This marks the beginning of the Lenten season. Today is what is called a "fasting day" which means I can only eat three times: One normal meal, and two mini-meals (when combined cannot equal the size of the normal meal). And NO meat.
I'm about to die, I think. I know the whole point of the fasting is to suffer, so it doesn't help to complain, but I'm still about to die.
For breakfast I had two eggs with butter.
For lunch I had a banana and two slices of cheese. (Normally, I try to stay away from fruit, but I was severely limited in what I could have today).
And for dinner I had tilapia with brussel sprouts.
Not. Enough. Food.
And I majorly dislike seafood. Of any kind.
I've had a headache all day, and been pretty tired... course, that could have to do with the fact that I walked 2 miles today, and had to do an hour of "core strengthening" at the gym.
I'm pretty sure I won't be able to walk tomorrow.
The kids had a really light lunch since I couldn't think of what to give them. They had some grapes, some bell peppers and a ... larabar. Yup, they were starving by the time school was out.
I picked up some frozen tilapia (yeah, I know, but we don't have fresh here in Kansas) from the grocery store, thawed it, put it in a casserole dish, topped it with lemon, capers, and a stick of butter, and baked at 375 for 15 minutes.
I've never made fish. Ever. So I was really scared to see what would happen. Thankfully, it turned out okay. The flavors worked together well. It was still too fishy for my liking, but less offensive than other fishes I've had. Regina and Tom really liked it. The baby wouldn't touch it. And the other two said they liked it, but then wouldn't eat it. Meh.
Earlier today I was so hungry I thought "I think even eating butter straight would be delicious." No lie.
Lent is not for wimps. I might want to be a wimp then....