Yep, Lent is over. It’s been forty days and forty nights without cocoa powder in my smoothies, the occasional chicken in pasta, and eating a Reese’s peanut butter egg. How good are those?! I didn’t get one this year
I’m happy to say my old friends, meat and chocolate are finally back into my life.
Meat? Didn’t really miss it. Sure, buffalo chicken was calling my name every now and then and I did get to indulge in BBQ last night for the first time in forever, but I didn’t really crave it as much as I did the one thing I can’t live without (right next to cheese).
I’m glad I gave up two things for Lent. I definitely got a lot of people asking me why I did it, if I was doing it for health reasons, and the flat out “you’re crazy,” but I knew that I was trying to challenge myself, and for good reason! Julie mentioned similar thoughts in her post yesterday about it…it’s worth a read!
Even though meat was out of my life, I was able to figure out some pretty taste meat-free meals, and that was the best part of it all…getting creative in the kitchen!
I definitely ate more cheese than normal, which I think happens to a lot of people when they stop eating meat for the first time, and I always felt like I needed more carbs!
I am pretty happy chocolate and I are reunited, though. Easter mass was over after midnight on Saturday night, so you know what that meant:
Meat will make more of an appearance in my meals, but chocolate? I couldn’t be happier this old friend is back in my life. I’m pretty sure he/she feels the same.