At the dinner table, when fasting

So, this is what happens when you are fasting but you still have to cook supper. You find a new recipe for chicken that sounds good and you make it.

And the suppertime conversation goes like this:

Hubby: What is this?

Me: It’s a new recipe. It sounded good.

Buster: Mom…you’re fasting. Everything sounds good to you right now.

Me: It’s not good?

Hubby: Um…no. Not really. It’s okay…but…please don’t ever make this again. Ever.

Buster: I hate to say it, but this kinda sucks.

Me: It smells good!

Buster: EVERYTHING smells good when you’re fasting!

Hubby: Next time you’re fasting, just order in, okay? I would have been fine with pizza.

Upon hearing the word Pizza, the dog’s ears perked up and my stomach gave a giant kick.

Who said prayer is for wimps? :-)

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  • DaveW

    Hmmm. I’m curious what recipe was so poorly received.

    Fasting is pretty easy for me for some reason. I’m not a skinny runt by any means but it doesn’t bother me to skip meals or even fast a full 24 hours. For some reason if I skip eating for a few hours my appetite just goes away.

    Matter of fact I didn’t eat anything Monday or Tuesday this week (just water, plus coffee Monday) but sadly that wasn’t for religious reasons but rather because I felt poorly. I did offer it up.

  • jtd7

    I know that you posted this before your wonderful post “Shame, Praise, Undercutting Greatness” but I got a smile out of scrolling down the blog and reading them in the opposite order. I hope you can tell Buster that you would rather know what he really thinks.


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