My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What Does Lent Mean To You!

I'm not Catholic, simply try to be a good Christian, and every year during Lent I have always sacrificed something. I'm not talking about starvation and dehydration. It can be almost anything, but it should be important to you in a way. Don't give up green peas if you already hate green peas. For most people it's things like chocolate, meat, alcohol, smoking. I have a friend that only has one meal a day and two smaller meals that don't equal one meal.

I have another friend that gives up cooking every year during Lent. He is an avid cook and prepares lots of stuff for the freezer that can be reheated or baked when needed.

My dear sweet Jesus I love you more than anything, but I just can not give up cooking!

Lent is also about helping others and reflecting on our own lives. Clean out your closet, mentally. physically, and spiritually, and take stuff to the Salvation Army or Hope Center, whatever is in your area.

Before heading to the grocery call an older friend to see if they need anything or would like to go grocery shopping. How long does it take to bake a loaf of sweet bread to take to a neighbor. Share that big pot of soup with someone who lives alone.

A little sacrifice and being nice, everyone has time for that.

This year I'm giving up hot chocolate, which I dearly love. I hope I make it. My niece, Angie, came up with a Lenten challenge that I'm also doing "40 Bags in 40 Days". Every day during Lent I bag up a bag for the trash or to be given away. Neat right! If nothing else I might be able to find things I've been missing forever.

1 comment:

  1. I love seeing Lent as a cleansing, a re-focusing, and growing period. It truly is one of my favorite times of the church year.


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