Welcome to Week #2 of the Lenten Meal linky,
organized and hosted by my friend, Beth Anne of Beth Anne's Best!
<Here's the link to the Meal Plan week one where there are
some outstanding meatless dishes! Go enjoy perusing!>
The recipes I typically blog aren't of the practical "meal" sort at all...
sacramental ( confirmation dinner!) or liturgical year adornment type
So when I joined in the fun as a co hostess of BethAnne's long standing,
popular lenten meatless meal linky,
it occurred to me that I needed to step up my game
and share a decent recipe ( or five!)
Since, in our household, there are several go-to dishes
that are meatless and great stand bys for lenten Fridays,
I'm happy to share them---
If you've a recipe you'd like to share, please do at the bottom of the post.......
If you don't blog and you have a recipe to share,
you can do so in the comments if you'd like!
My Son's Vegetable Soup~
Although this is super easy to put together,
I have to admit, his veggie soup is better than any I've had before!
He really just peruses the produces section and
picks what looks "good" or strikes him at the time....
peppers, onions, carrots, garlic, celery, potato, spinach
...but other veggies have been added sometimes too.
He chops, slices, dices, adds a few spices as well: thyme, parsley,
salt, pepper.,,,At times, he'll add in some rotini or rigatoni pasta.
It's not very how-to, the way I'm describing it, is it?
But he proportions the veggies and spices beautifully and simmers all for a few hours in a pot with a base of water and a hint of olive oil ( ! )
He recently used a little tomato paste as a base too...
It's really delish and hearty!
Fish Fingers and Custard
Calling all Whovians! Okay so I'm writing this post as a distraction
from my sinus infected, brutally stuffed head,
which is a disclaimer for those of you who may read this and think,
Doctor Who food + lent = weird
Well then, you must never have had fish fingers and custard!
(Sorry- no matter what I do, I can't flip this pic!)
Here's how easy this is:
1.Cook a bag of fish sticks.
(I buy them in bulk on amazon or at Costco)
2. Make some vanilla pudding---whatever boxed brand is your favorite.
Yes, I know...custard is not pudding...... that's ok....close enough.
Just make the recipe your own.
Bet you ( non Whovians) never thought of this combo did you?
As a special treat...here you go...:
That shot way up there is from my son's Doctor WHo themed party
(which I've yet to blog about)
But even though it's lent, here is his Dalek cake
and our TARDIS cake, if you'd like...
And here's the Eleventh Doctor at his party:
And more Gallifreyan delights......
Bow Ties Are Cool Pasta
Of course, the Eleventh Doctor made them cool. right?
So simply boil farfalle pasta and add whatever sauce your family is into!
Mine likes melted butter with garlic bread most of the time! Yum
Cinnamon French Toast
Breakfast for dinner is typical around here....we love our omelettes , pancakes
and french toast on Fridays during lent....
1.We "fry" bread, dipped in a mixture of
one beaten egg, approx 1/2 C milk, 1 tbsp vanilla.
2 Once the toast is flipped and thoroughly cooked,
we sprinkle cinnamon and confectioner's sugar over the slices.
Broccoli and Cheese Quiche
Doesn't this look absolutely delish?
I've used this recipe...though I have no idea why mine looks completely different!
Left~ before going in the oven.......Right~cooked quiche
I picked up the quiche pan on amazon, as I do make quiche fairly often.
I'm a huge quiche fan...my kids,notsomuch!
I'm happy to join Jenna's #5faves weekly hop
.....as well as, of course, Beth Anne's meal plan,
Lisa's Try A New Recipe Tuesday and perhaps other parties on my sidebar.
Thank you, ladies!!
Please links those recipes down below, okay?
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