Thursday, April 5, 2012

The well-trained Catholic child

In anticipation of Good Friday abstinence, Miss Pinkerton #6 and I were whipping up a rather large (baked in a turkey roaster) and rather delicious-looking batch of vegetarian chili this morning. (It is my life's ambition to get beyond merely delicious-looking food, and achieve stuff that tastes good too.) I made up the recipe, so maybe I'll post it if it turns out. If not, we will never speak of it again.

Anyway, Miss P6 was stirring away, inhaling deeply as I added the spices. "I wish I could eat this right now," she said with a hint too much disordered-food-love in her voice. Then she checked herself and added, "I don't think this meal is going to be very Lenten." I guess that depends on whether the recipe succeeds. As I often tell people, most of us are called to carry our crosses; my husband and kids are frequently compelled to eat theirs.


  1. It was VERY good Mrs. Pinkerton. Please post the recipe.

  2. Ha! I like the slant that puts on my own cooking - it is an opportunity for redemptive suffering. I should stick to cooking during Lent and Fridays of ordinary time though, right?