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This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 by Frances Ryan.
Tags: foster kid, food, faith, catholic, candy

Well, it’s Pancake Day and I’ve managed to remember and forget and remember and forget and remember all since I woke up. Of course, by the time I had my final remembering moment it was too late to plan for a pancake dinner.

It’s funny, because for days and days I’ve been excited about tomorrow—Ash Wednesday. I’ve got my work calendar blocked out so that I can attend Mass and I’ve even given a great amount of thought as to how I could do my ritual fast without affecting my foster daughter’s meals. (As she’s only 11 and not Catholic, I don’t feel it’s fair to make her fast. However, she’ll be participating in “Fish Fridays” with me until Easter.)

So, with not enough time to prepare pancakes, I did the next best thing: I picked up a couple of cream puffs on my way home—and a fun secular Easter-themed PEZ dispenser.

And now that I’ve feasted a bit, I am ready to prepare my heart and soul for the Lenten season.

(Check out last year’s post about my views on Lent here.)


It’s not really Fish Friday.  It’s just meatless Friday.  So, give her a small taste of tofu!  Or red beans and rice.  Mix it up so it’s not always Fish on Friday.  I would really look forward to Fish Friday if I had real fish.  But I don’t count canned salmon and tuna as real fish.  But, we need something that both of us will eat…

by Mom at 3:19am (GMT) on March 9th, 2011

But in my little world, it’s always “Fish on a Friday” so that I can feel less guilty about my fish suppers. (Though outside of Lent, I’ll also eat beef on a Friday. And Vatican II says that’s OK!)

by Just Frances at 3:27am (GMT) on March 9th, 2011

Mmmmmmm those cream puffs look soooooo yummy! :)

by bootytoberlin at 3:32am (GMT) on March 9th, 2011

Unfortunately, they were mediocre at best. But the PEZ were super yummy!!

by Just Frances at 3:18pm (GMT) on March 9th, 2011

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