We decided this year to fast from meat this Lent, just as a trial. I’d always been meant to eat less due to the cholesterol etc etc. So we did, and it turned out to be a non issue, neither of us missed it! It was only a problem when eating out! Someone asked me if I was experimenting with lots of tasty veggie dishes – no I wasn’t! I only enjoy cooking when entertaining,and I like to throw something in the oven, and fish it out half an hour later with no effort on my part! I found myself buying Veggie dishes, such as fingers and schnitzels, and pre-made rice dishes. The Spar even had a new range of meat substitutes – yuck, they were disgusting! as Dave pointed out, why do you give up meat and then try to have things that are just the same?
So fast over, I don’t think we’ll go back to as much meat again, but we do like it. Spiritually it was a non event, but I did read my Bible more and pray more. Dave now says next year we should fast from tv, me the internet, and my kindle – and he and the cheek to say he’d just then listen to the radio. Tad unfair I think!