Monday, February 8, 2016

Happy Monday!

Today is Shrove or Collop Monday...from Wikipedia:

Collop Monday

The British name Collop Monday is after the traditional dish of the day, consisting of slices of leftover meat (collops of bacon) along with eggs.[3] It is eaten for breakfast and is part of the traditional Lenten preparations. In addition to providing a little meat, the collops were also the source of the fat for the following day's pancakes.[4] The word collop, here, is taken to mean a small piece of bacon. In general it is used to refer to a small piece of meat.
We all slept in so it was bacon with cereal instead of eggs but, still, what a wonderful tradition...bacon Monday ;0)
Just to even things out, especially after loaded nachos last night, I whipped up a kiwi, halo, raspberry, spinach and kefir smoothie. It's all about balance, people ;0)

I think that's how we're going to head into Lent as well. Trying to balance things a little bit better, and in their proper, family, school, the rest of life. It seems like we've just finished Advent and here we are again, back to slowing down, praying and reflecting more...perhaps He's trying to tell us something!

Wishing you all a blessed Mardi Gras (French, non?) and joyful Ash Wednesday.

We are blessed.

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