So, February is DONE! GONE! FINISHED!... at least for this year.
That means that we are one step closer to Spring!
But it also means that we are one step closer to Lent.
It's always a bit of a struggle to figure out "What You're Going to Do." This year, my wonderful hubby and I have decided that in addition to whatever little penance we manage to find for ourselves, we'd like to attempt to go (mostly) meat-free.
Before you go all crazy and think this is a huge deal-- it really isn't. I mean, people used to fast all Lent. They just ate bread and water and were crazy lethargic all the time and yet they still had to work the farms, the mills, the looms... everything. So in this day and age, going vegetarian for a while (even in this meat-lovin' family) isn't really that big of a deal.
Especially because I'm asking you for recipes!
Yeah... really penitential, huh?
If we're going to succeed in this, we need to at least eat things we can tolerate... otherwise we'll toss it out pretty quickly. But here's the catch: we're on a budget. The challenge thus becomes:
1. A recipe that is vegetarian...
2... with 8-10 ingredients max...
3... and no quinoa or saffron rice or fancy stuff like that. Blogger doesn't even recognize "quinoa" as a word. I don't recognize it as a viable food option.
All joking aside, I really would *love* your help. Internet searches can only get me so far because, quite frankly, I trust recipe recommendations wayyyyy more when they come from people I know.
So please-- share your earthy-crunchy-animal-friendly wisdom with this poor steak-and-potatoes lovin' midwestern girl!