[quote=spiritblows] Expensive fish dishes are hardly a sacrifice. Meatloaf would be a better one for me, since I find it utterly boring and it’s a cheap dish.
used to go every friday night to GF’s house after girl scouts, they always had salmon loaf, the single most revolting thing I have ever eaten in my life, you might try that if you want a real penance. served with ketchup and canned peas, and canned fruit cocktail.
to do Lent meatless, you really only need 10 supper recipes, because you eat meat on Sunday, go to the fish fry at Church or the Elks club on Friday, and can rotate the menu plan, so you have each dish 3 times.
our markets sell family size bags of frozen fish fillets that let you take out enough for one meal, easy to bake or poach, serve with a prepared or homemade creamy, cheezy or tomato-based sauce:
3. tuna casserole
4. tofu stir fry
5. spaghetti marinara
6. veggie lasagna
7. spinach ravioli
8. eggs and pancakes
9. french toast
10. Welsh rarebit, with scrambled eggs
11. mac n cheese, with soy franks or sausage if desired
12. soy brats with kraut, fries, cole slaw on whole grain buns
13. veggie burgers
14. taco salad with beans instead of meat, or soy burger crumbles, or soy taco filling
15. tacos with soy taco filling and all the toppings
16. main dish salad with grated cheese, hard boiled egg, albacore tuna or salmon
17/ quesadillas plus avocado, grilled veggies, rice & beans
18. paella, rice from a mix plus various sea food-shrimp, scallops, clams whatever your family likes.
19. Uncle Ben’s long grain+wild rice mix, frozen or thawed crabmeat (or the imitation crabmeat), frozen tiny green peas with onions, canned or homemade cream sauce.
20. stuffed baked potatoes with cheese, scrambled or hardboiled eggs, broccoli, imitation bacon bits etc. with a hearty salad.
bocaburger and morningstar farms make good soy burgers and sausages, tasty, but so different from real meat that they are a penance for red meat lovers.