I am not a favorite good Catholic. I was baptized and had first communion, but I haven't been to church in so long. Do not get me wrong - I do believe in the Lord, and I think I'm a pretty good person for someone who doesn't go to church every Sunday. I know there is a greater power out there and for some reason, I've been blessed.
So it's Ash Wednesday.
I hate fasting. I hate giving up meat, but I really tried today. For lunch, I had a vegetarian pizza from a liquor store on Fillmore in Pacific Heights. Ha, sorry no picture. It was so good, I ate it mad quick. Even better, it was only $2!
For dinner, I had shrimp with linguini and Parmesan fries from Catch Isle. The only bad part was that the alcohol in the white wine sauce in my pasta wasn't cooked all the way out, so I got that harsh alcohol burn in my throat.
For dessert, my fave - mascarpone caramel pistachio gelato from Melt. To my delight, there was a slight hint of fried dried fish flavor in the roasted pistachios! Ha! BTW, dinner this evening was at the Food Emporium at Westfield in San Francisco.
See?! No, meat, mom!
Maybe not eating too much meat is a good thing to do this Lenten season. I surely do need to eat a little healthier. Who knows. Maybe this will stick. On Fridays during Lent, you're supposed to abstain from meat, but my birthday is on a Friday. Man! Sorry. I can't. lol! I need to have meat on my birthday.
I missed mass today, so I didn't get my ashes, but it's okay. God knows I love him. I'm home now and ready to snooze.
Have a great evening and God Bless You!
PS: another good seafood dish at Westfield is the Cali Bowl at Ichi Japanese. Think a deconstructed California Roll.
PPS: my girl Bonni made me a Vietnamese soup called bun rieu for lunch yesterday. It was phenomenal. It's a delectable dish comprised of thin rice noodles, tofu and a tomato-based broth made with crab meat. Add in some scallions, cilantro, lemon, red chilies, and fermented fish paste and I was in heaven! I have great foodie friends! Thank you B! You're so dope!