Off the Menu

There are two things that will be off the menu for a while starting tomorrow. We didn’t just give things up… we made substitutions. And those substitutions need to be re-replaced for a while:

Nuts:  Nuts were always one of our preferred snacks even before the fast. They taste good, they are healthy and they satisfy little hunger attacks pretty fast. They are also ideal to take with you. You don’t need to cool them or heat them up and you don’t even have to fear any messes eating them. But there is too much of a good thing… Cashews, pecans, and walnuts became our main snack during lent. And this means we are probably going to stay away from them for a while.

Banana bread: I would say that we mastered banana bread making in the last 40 days. We probably came up with 38 varieties – most of them really yummy. We baked banana breads with cocoa, carob, nuts, raisins, banana chips, applesauce, almonds, homemade granola, etc. – to list just a few. So we should almost be able to write a cook book that only contains banana bread recipes. And I’m very thankful for all of them. They got us through the tough times where we really wanted to have just a little cookie or a piece of nice coffee cake. Still, I think we need to take a little banana bread break.

So it looks like we need a little fast from some of our “fast foods”. I’m sure they’ll make a comeback pretty soon.

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