Today is the first day of the Nativity fast for us, as Orthodox Christians, who follow the old calendar. Last year, we started a countdown and opened up a package with a (used) book each day, so my girls really looked forward to the fasting period. We try to live simpler, eating no meat, or dairy and less television (not that we watch it much anyhow) so that we can pray more and think about the time before Christ's birth!
"Everyday Saints" by Archimandrite Tikhon. ♥
I have mushrooms and onions that I'll chop up and cook with olive oil and then serve with angel hair pasta. We have a good supply of organic gala apples, for snack.
this later today, as I have a bag of fresh cranberries in the refrigerator.
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