In her defence, coming up with different takes on a meatless meal can be quite challenging and in those days, Mom had no food websites to devour recipes to broaden her menu-planning.
My obnoxious 13 year-old son says stomaching the stuff I cook daily is as penitential as any other day of the week! Hey, my cooking isn't that bad if I made a concerted effort in it! And there are a few dishes I could rock!
In keeping up with this tradition to skip the meat, I have been googling recipes to spice up our Lenten meals.
I made this last Friday
* Udang means prawn in Malay
Turned out, it wasn't much of a sacrifice at all. I loved, loved, loved it! It was so good, it missed the whole penance thing!
Here's the link to the recipe - http://kuali.com/recipes/view.aspx?r=4189
Warning! Not recommended for those observing Lent!