I’m a recent adult convert and this is my first Lent, so sorry if this is a stupid question!
I planned food for the week and remembered Lent, but things got mixed up and basically I have chicken tonight (last date on pack so have to eat it tonight) and took beef out of the freezer to defrost for tomorrow (if I don’t eat it tomorrow I will have to bin it). It’s been a busy week and I mixed the meals up.
If don’t eat the beef tomorrow it will have to be thrown. I don’t even have a dog so it will be completely wasted. I don’t care about beef in general either, it’s just a coincidence, so fasting from it is usually easy for me.
I’m thinking, if fasting from beef doesn’t make a difference to me, and if this food will be binned if I don’t eat it, would it make more sense for me to just eat it and replace the fast with something else? Perhaps I could do a Holy Hour instead (super early at my church, big sacrifice!) or fast from the internet, or something that will be a) more impactful to me b) won’t waste food which seems counterintuitive?