Thursday, March 26, 2015

Meditation for Lent by Father Jacues Benigne Bossuet

In order to die to sin completely, it is necessary that we die to all of our bad inclinations, to all that flatters our senses, and to pride. 
God does not judge as man does...He is the only one upon whom we should rely.  How happy we are then, and how peaceful!  We are  no longer dazzled by appearances, or stirred up by opinions; we are united to the truth and depend upon it alone.
I am praised, blamed, treated with indifference, distain, ignored, or forgotten; none of this can touch me.

page 98.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Meatless Recipes for Lent - Tuna Cakes

It's Lent so instead of making crab cakes, I made tuna cakes for my family last week.

It was served with a tossed salad and rice.


2 cans canned tuna.  I used the Kirkland's canned Skipjack tuna from Costco.
1 egg
1 small celery stalk, minced
1 small onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp. minced fresh parsley
1 dash Tabasco
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp. mayonnaise or plain yogurt (or combo)
1/2 cup cracker meal (process about 6 to 10 savory crackers (not sweet).
Salt and pepper.  Be careful not to add too much salt as the tuna and crackers (and mayonnaise will be heavy with salt).
1 cup (or more) Panko
Olive oil for frying

Drain the tuna and place in a bowl. Flake with a fork.  Add the rest of the ingredients except the Panko.  Form into four large patties.  Place the Panko crumbs in a shallow bowl and coat the patties well with the Panko.  Heat a heavy skillet.  Add enough oil to lightly coat the bottom.  Carefully place the patties in the skillet and brown until crispy brown on both sides.  Serve immediately. Serves four.