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To: NYer

We are also asked to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent.

I abstain from meat on Ash Wed and Fridays but if I fast, I’ll pass out from low blood sugar...

I’m thinking of doing something a little extra this year in terms of sacrifice

6 posted on 02/23/2009 7:15:55 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Le Chien Rouge

KV use to give up tv for Lent.

Now that we are more homebound that is not an option he chooses.

More positive would be more Prayer time.

And if you can find fresh Halibut.UHG we Live on the Coast and this is getting harder to come by but here is a recipe I enjoy.
Mediterranean Halibut with Couscous
Prep/Cook Time: Prep Time: 15 min. Cook Time: 15 min.
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 cup Swanson(R) Chicken Stock
2 tsp. dried oregano leaves, crushed
1 can (about 14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
Coat the fish with the flour.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the fish and cook for 5 minutes or until it’s well browned on both sides and cooked through. Remove the fish from the skillet and keep warm. Heat the remaining oil in the skillet. Add the shallots and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the stock, oregano, tomatoes and olives and heat to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes or until the sauce is slightly thickened. Season to taste. Serve the sauce with the fish and couscous.
* For the couscous: prepare 1 package (10 ounces) couscous according to the package directions, substituting Swanson(R) Chicken Broth for the water. Serves 4.
Chef Lee’s Tip:
Poach fish fillets in Swanson(R) stock instead of water. Remove fish from skillet and thicken stock slightly by reducing; stir a pat of butter into stock until melted, season to taste, and serve the sauce over the fish.
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Fresh shrimp, mussels and white fish are quickly poached in vegetable broth and flavored with fennel, carrots and onion to make this hearty and delicious seafood chowder. View This Recipe
Swanson(R) Broth Tip:
How about a salad with your fish? Top your favorite salad with our Swanson vinaigrette. Simply replace half of the oil in your recipe with Swanson broth for a light and flavorful dressing.

8 posted on 02/23/2009 7:23:25 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
I’m thinking of doing something a little extra this year in terms of sacrifice.

I used to be a news junkie, switching between MSNBC, CNN, FOX, etc. The mainstream media is liberal for the most part. Watching these news commentators would often raise my blood pressure. Several years ago, I gave up watching the news for Lent. Withdrawal was not easy but, within a week, peace had entered the house, and I have kept it that way ever since.

You may want to consider praying the Daily Office. This too will bring you great comfort and solace. It's a healthy regimen for your soul. You can find these books at most religious goods stores. Here ia web link, in case you wish to explore the prayers: Daily Office.

10 posted on 02/23/2009 9:26:07 AM PST by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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