Two nights ago I made this delicious (and quick!!) dinner of sauteed shrimp, roasted veggies, and quinoa with just enough to make leftovers for last night’s meal. Coming from a girl who would prefer to never have to eat leftovers, this dish was pretty tasty the second time around and I actually looked forward to eating it again Bye Bye Peanut Butter
Today marks the first day of Lent.
Growing up, I never participated in Lent as I was not Catholic and I did not have many Catholic friends. While attending college, several of my friends were Catholic and participated in Lent, so I became more familiar with the idea and the meaning behind it.
While I do not feel 100% comfortable writing about my faith and my religious journey on the blog because I am still learning and growing, I truly admire the wonderful bloggers that do write about their faith with confidence and strength like Lindsay, Tina, and Lindsay.
I am mentioning Lent this year because I am officially participating in it for the first time ever, and I will be giving up something that all of you may notice.
All nut butters!
In preparation for my 40 days and 40 nights without any nut butter, I made sure to finish off the last of a jar of peanut butter with some overnight oats in a jar for breakfast, and I included it in my afternoon snack with a fresh apple.
I’m satisfied with my last bites of nut butter and I am ready to bring on the 40 days!
In the big picture, 40 days and 40 nights without the delicious creamy treat of nut butter won’t be a big deal, but that doesn’t mean I am not looking forward to eating something that looks like this again!
Luckily, Brian will be participating in Lent with me and we are so ready. With each other’s support and the true meaning behind Lent, we are sooo ready!
Bye Bye Peanut Butter!
Have you ever given up a food?
Are you giving something up or adding something positive into your life for Lent?