Today marks the begining of Post for the Serbian Orthodox church, the Catholics out there know it as Lent. When I married the wife I converted to the church because it really doesn’t matter to me where I go, when I do. That is the one tradition that my family has and we keep, converting for our spouses. My Grandfather left the Catholic church for his wife and my sister actually joined the Church for her husband. My dad? Well he has never really been all that pious, mom either. For that I thank them both. As a result my childhood Sundays weren’t wasted.
We have been married for almost 5 years and she has been trying to get me to posti for all of them. In the past I have recognized the Friday rule but never done it all the way. This is a commitment but I am going to do it. Not try it, DO IT homie!!
It’s no joke in the Serb church, they go f**king balls out for God. No pews in the church.
You want salvation? Stand your ass up then and suffer for the Lord!
For them Lent is 40 days with no damn breaks. You do 40 days of fasting and you fast your ass off. It is written that you shall eat “nothing of an animal”. That means no meat, no eggs, no cheese, no milk, no mayonnaise for your tuna, no chocolate, no ice cream, and freaking broth either bro!! No pepper and egg sandwiches from Portillo’s either you lazy heathen. You got that??
I’m in this year all the way. I got this sh*t, Imma fast and Imma do 40 days on my head Yo! It’s fun as hell to deny yourself things when no one else is making you do it and no one is watching.
(this is me psyching myself up for this, it’s only been one day dammit.)
Here is what I’m gonna do. I’m going to post what I eat for all the world to see every flippin’ day so you can keep me honest. I’m not promising any fantastic new and exciting recipes, in reality it’s probably going to be boring. Plain fish and fruit because I only know how to make kick-ass dishes with meat in them.
If you have a recipe you want to share to help me out, go for it. Put that jazz up in the comments B.
On each day I will post what I ate the previous day and probably offer some commentary on it, especially if I ate something dreadful like the frozen Indian food I saw at the Jewel this afternoon. That looks like f**king dysentery in a box. No thanks.