I’m currently in the process of converting to Catholicism. Tom and I have been taking RCIA classes since September and I will receive my remaining sacraments at this year’s Easter vigil. I was baptized and raised Episcopalian, but did not get very involved. As Tom and I try to put more effort into our religious beliefs and practices, we spent a good amount of time deciding what we would give up for Lent. After much debate we chose to give up eating out at restaurants (prior to this decision, we were eating out at least 4 times per week- bad for our waistlines AND wallets!)
By not eating out we have been “forced” to prepare meals more often (and I say “forced” because I truly love to cook but have been feeling extra lazy and …well, mostly just lazy).
This weekend I was able to drag Tom to my personal mecca (Trader Joe’s) and pick out dinners for the upcoming week. I completely forgot to photograph the first two meals we prepared (garlic/lime tilapia- good; apple-stuffing stuffed porkchops- amazeballs) but I would like to share with you all the past two meals we’ve had:
My plan is to photograph more delicious meals for no better reason than the fact that my life tends to revolve around food. No, really.
And here’s a beautiful photo from the Basilica in Philadelphia: