|"Having received God into Her womb, |
the Virgin hastened to Elizabeth whose unborn babe
at once recognized Her embrace, rejoiced. . . "
Icon from the walls of Kykkos Monastery
tend to take our focus off of the coming of the Messiah - and cause us to gain unwanted weight in the bargain.
Historically, Christians have anticipated the coming of Christ not by feasting, but by abstaining from rich foods, keeping a mostly Vegan diet during the six weeks before Christmas.
These dishes are all frugal and simple to prepare - several of then have been prepared by my daughter who is just the age to be learning to make her own Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches! This allows you to use your time and money for things you value more during this season.
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This is an Advent menu for those observing this season:
Lemon Rice with Lemon Dal, Super Simple Salad
Eggplant Stew, Rice, Super Simple Salad
Chili Cornbread Casserole, Better Than Coleslaw
(The entrée here is easy enough that my little girl can make it almost all by herself)
Family Favorite Lentil Soup, Homemade Bread, Super Simple Salad
Curried Chickpeas over Rice, Super Simple Salad
Greek Style Black-Eyed Peas, Fresh Veggie Tray
(this is another one that my little girl can make! : )
Teriyaki Stir Fry with Rice