As you know, this is when we listen to a lovely rendition of Ave Maria (as well as something somewhat less timeless) and, in recent years, discuss what we’re giving up for Lent.
It looks like I’m giving up carbs for Lent again. Though I will be making some (small) exceptions. Monday nights, I will enjoy a bowl of berries for dessert. WrestleMania Sunday Night, I will enjoy a feast during the show. (I won’t eat potatoes that night, and I might not have more than a mouthful of the good baked beans, but I will not prevent myself from enjoying hot wings that have been sauced in carbly sauces.) And, sadly, the government is still keeping the recipe for carb-free wine out of the hands of the vintners. So that means I’m giving up wine too.
Last Friday, I went to my little college diner and talked to the kids behind the counter about the burger I’d like to order. They brought the short-order cook out from the back. I explained to him that I was giving up carbs for Lent and this would be the last burger I was going to have until Easter. If I died before Easter, this was going to be the last burger I was ever going to eat. As such, I’d like one worthy of being that.
I ended up with a bacon cheeseburger with jalapeños and a fried egg (over medium) on it (and the various rabbit foods and pickles).
Easily one of the top 3 burgers I’ve ever had in my life. I recommend it.
And tonight Maribou and I went to the ihop and we got the pancakes and are now ready to dive into Lent proper.
So… what are you giving up for Lent?
(And I need another “Oh, I remember that song!” song for the post… here’s one.)