Saturday, March 6, 2010

It's Lent Season, It's Friday, that means......

It's gonna be a fish meal in there somewhere. Because i'm catholic, every Friday during lent season we do not eat meat. I read somewhere that this is not a die hard rule anymore (shows you how much i know about my faith, sad) but its what we've always done so we keep on doing it. Funny how when you are "prohibited" something, you just want/crave it that much more. I mean even when its not Lent there are days that we do not eat meat and its no big deal. I've tried to cut back on beef mostly because its not that good for you and of course as cost savings. So we usually have mostly chicken and fish. There are days we have neither, say when we do a pasta dish at the end of the week and we are out of most things to cook something.
Anyway so yesterday was Friday (sorry should have posted this yesterday but time got away) and instead of cooking we went to one of our favorite little hole in the walls nearby - The Seafood Shack! I had gotten off work a little early and it was just the Husband and i - the younger two were working and the oldest had gone to the mall with her boyfriend. We hadn't gone out solo in quite a long, long time.
I had my favorite - Coctel de Camaron. This is a mexican shrimp cocktail, very different and flavorful than your average shrimp cocktail that you might get a Red Lobster or something. This is large (or somtimes small) shrimp served in a large glass, with a spicy tomatoey sauce, bits of garlic, onion, jalapeƱo and chunks of avocado. Yum, Yummy.
I also had a margarita. Hubby had agua de horchata. A rice water type drink, no alcohol and refreshing. We also had fried mushrooms and calamari. It tasted delicious. The calamari was perfect.
It was a nice ending to a stressful week.


Leslie Limon said...

I never heard of the no meat on Fridays rule until my first Lent in Mexico. And the rules are pretty complex. Some say it's okay to have chicken, just no pork or beef. Others say that children under 5, pregnant women and senior citizens are exempt from the no meat rule.

And I know what you mean by always wanting the "prohibited"! One of my New Year's Resolutions was to not eat meat on Fridays, whether it's Lent or not. I thought it would prepare us for not craving meat on Fridays, but as soon as Lent started, I wanted Carne Asada! :D

Glad you had a nice evening out with your hubby! :D

ConnieFoggles said...

That's a shrimp cocktail that I would really enjoy. Sounds lovely.

Anonymous said...

I love Calamari! You might love my Crab Bisque Recipe I'm trotting out Wednesday! However, I love eating out on Fridays! Your evening sounded not only lovely but yummy!

Dalia (Generation X Mom) said...

We still try to abide by the rules of lent, but the busy ways of today make it much more difficult. There are days when we realize afterward that it was Friday!