Friday, February 20, 2009

Meatless Meals for Lent

With Ash Wednesday next week already (my Outback for me that night!), Faith and the Family is hosting a Meatless Meals recipe swap for Lent. A tradition in our family for Ash Wednesday is to have the family come together (my parents, my sisters family, and us), everyone bring a waffle iron, and make belgian waffles and ice cream! What fun it is...the kids get a great kick out of having waffles, ice cream, toppings, powdered sugar, and whipped cream for supper!!
Fridays during Lent don't have to mean always having pizza, lasagna, or stuffed shells (which, btw, we love all three!), but having breakfast meals for supper that day is a great change of pace. And here is one of my favorite meatless "meals":

Stuffed French Toast

16 slices white decrusted bread
2 8oz. pkgs. cream cheese (I buy lite)
8oz heavy cream
1 doz. lg. eggs
3/4C. pure maple syrup (you can use Aunt Jemima type...that's fine)
2t. pure vanilla

1. Spray 9x13" glass pan w/ cooking spray
2. Line bottom with bread
3. Slice cream cheese and put on top of bread (in thin slices...I get about 3-4 out of each block)
4. Place remaining bread on top of cream cheese
5. Mix eggs, cream, syrup, and vanilla with whisk
6. Pour over top of bread
7. Cover and refrigerate overnight
8. Preheat oven to 350
9. Bake uncovered for 50mins, then sprinkle with cinnamon, and bake another 10mins.

Serve with warm syrup

What meatless meals do you serve...any traditionally on Ash Wednesdays or Fridays during Lent? Leave a comment!!

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