Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Last Chance

As Lent looms large on the horizon the Orthodox blogosphere is ripe with posts about fasting, food and anticipatory fear of the 54 days of spiritual discipline. So I'll join the parade and just in case there is some prodigal Orthodox person who only reads my blog, I'm putting you on notice: Meatfare Sunday is upon us! Last chance for a corn dog pizza...
...or my favorite: The Big-Bacon-Cheese-Mac- Three bacon grilled cheese sandwiches as buns, 2 all beef patties and, of course, bacon.... hold the sesame seeds, lettuce and pickles, please.

If it wasn't for the services and hymnography and beauty of the season, Lent would be hell.


10 comments:

Mairs said...

Eww...Corndog pizza? Are those your photos?! lol

Philippa said...

Okay, I'd give a shot to the bacon, burger thingie...but the corn dog pizza? Lord have mercy! It would take all Lent to get over that gastronomical disaster!

PLEASE tell me you do NOT eat that stuff!!

LOL!

Trevor-Peter said...

If you died eating that sandwich (probably not a far-fetched suggestion), Lent probably would be hell. (Better invite your confessor to eat with you, just in case.) Or, for that matter, if you survive, some of the hell you experience might be the simple, biological effect of what you ate :-) 54 days of heartburn . . .

Fr. James Early said...

That sandwich would be a vegan's worst nightmare! I love it!

orthstitcher said...

That sandwich looks good enough to try - but it would take until Pascha to recover from the, um, consequences. How about just a slice of it?

I rarely eat meat because my digestive system doesn't care for it, but Meatfare week and Bright Week things are a little different (within reason).

Fr. James Early said...

Steve,

My wife wants to know if you really eat the two dishes pictured. She thinks the pictures are a joke. So do you really eat them? If so, I don't know how you stay so thin!

s-p said...

LOL! zActually, no, these aren't my signature dishes. However, I do eat all these things separately with glee. I'm not nearly as thin as I used to be, nor as fat as I will be if I ever quit construction.

Anonymous said...

due to life's circumstances, i'm no a longer vegan. But, being one at one point I can tell you that a true Vegan's nightmare is a "TurDuckin." Boneless turkey, stuffed with a boneless duck....stuffed with a boneless chicken...each layer inbetween has stuffing. I've heard of a lady crying out at the table "oh no! it was pregnant!"

s-p said...

Hi Anon, You'll be glad to know I didn't post the picture of the baconturduckin, which is basically the turduckin totally covered with strips of bacon. It even grossed me out.

Abe said...

I thought you were kidding about the bacon turduckin...oh man :)