I know, it's only been a day. But I'm already falling short :) My meat-less and soda-less (oh Diet Coke, how I miss you!) are going splendidly *halo* but the prayerful resolutions are a bit rougher. Already, I've barely opened my Lent/Easter Season Liturgy of the Hours volume. I forgot yesterday morning, slammed in Evening Prayer before I left work, and then once again forgor Morning Prayer today. I have been reading my devotional each day, which is a yay. But I got so absorbed in my podcast yesterday in the car, I forgot to pray my rosary. I'm hopeless.
But overall it was a pretty good Ash Wednesday. I did get to Mass and receive ashes, even despite having an unruly toddler attached to my hip, and I fasted like a champ. I even lost a pound, bonus.
So far, I've garnered several meat-less recipes that I'm happy with. Last night, I made a multigrain pasta casserole with cheese and broccoli, which came out well. I have a black bean chili recipe I'm going to try in a few weeks. If anyone has any good recipes involving shrimp, let me know :)