Once again A Servantâ€™s Apron visits to walk with you through the Lenten journey with meal ideas. Meatless meals can be hearty, made simply, and with interesting twists â€“ but most of all can result In leaner grocery bills, and even better health.
One of your Lenten lunches â€“ or dinners is just five minutes away. . REALLY
ZESTY VEGGIE CHILI
1 can of Green Giant Mexicorn
1 small can of tomato paste
1 â€“ 16 oz. can of black beans
1 â€“ 16 oz. can of kidney or pinto beans (pintos are meatier)
2 tea. Chili powder
1-Â Â Â Â Â 16-oz. jar of chunky salsa
Stir all ingredients together (undrained) in a large saucepan overÂ medium heat until heated through .Done.Â Donâ€™t forget the shredded cheddar cheese or sour cream.Â Add corn muffins made ahead simply from an inexpensive mix.
By the way Lenten To Goâ€™s like Grilled Cheese sandwiches and Tuna Salad donâ€™t have to be one note bores.
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Marbled rye bread or raisin bread can lift grilled cheese to new heights.
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Use different cheeses like Havarti, Gruyere, or Brie. Thinly-sliced crisp apples
Pair well with these cheeses or most others as well.
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Roasted red peppers, onions, orÂ sliced tomato with chopped herbs give a tasty
And nutritious boost.
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Go bolder with spicy or grainy mustard / mayonnaise combos.
Try a Cajun Tuna salad between any kind of bread slices, or served over salad greens for a satisfying meal. Adding a chopped seeded tomato and some Tabasco sauce to a mayo-based tuna salad will nudge it south-of-the-border in a quick twist. A basic tuna salad transforms also with chopped mild cheeses and apples served on a Kaiser roll with a simple soup.