I had a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch and am going to fix Tuna Helper for dinner. I actually like fish so the abstinence part of Lent (refraining from eating meat) isn't too bad, although the idea behind it is supposed to be sacrifice and self-denial. It's the fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday that are tough, because I love to eat.
We're only supposed to eat one full meal and two smaller meals (or less), with no snacking in between on these days.
The idea behind Catholics fasting on these days is to personally, and as a community, deliberately place ourselves in need (hunger being the most basic need) so that we can discover that for which we hunger spiritually in our lives and in our world. We do this to give concrete expression to our trust that God will give us the spiritual sustenance to fulfill all our needs.
On a lighter note, I'm ready for Taco Bell which, as many of you know, I gave up for Lent. Guess what's for lunch on Monday?