Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fat Tuesday 2013

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday.  Today is DIH's last chance to scarf down some chocolate or know back a Cosmo without feeling guilty about it.

We face special challenges this Lent.  E.g., how can we give up Facebook when there's a papal election cooking?  And more importantly, now that they've taken the Quattro Formaggi off the menu at the pizza place, what are we going to eat on Fridays?

Ah, Lenten Fridays.  We all have fond memories of them, don't we?  From frozen fish sticks to tuna casserole, Lenten Fridays have treated us to some of the most disgusting fare man ever created.  Childhood Fridays were truly penitential.

We've come a long way since then.  Linguine with clam sauce.  Salmon with pesto sauce (pasta on the side of course).  Pasta alla Norma, if you remembered to freeze enough eggplant last September (I didn't).

That's just home cooking, of course.  For you gazillionaires out there there's always lobster at the Capitol Grill.  Delicious and low cal to boot.  Who says money can't buy happiness?

But let's not dwell on all that seafood now.  Today is Fat Tuesday, and it's time to meat up.  Put pepperoni on the pizza, chow down on BLTs, buy the filet mignon at the supermarket- it's on sale this week, at least in my neighborhood.  And don't forget the Cosmos.

The pope resigned.  I cannot face this Lent without Cosmos.

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