Friday, February 15, 2008

Frugal Friday - fish and seafood

Well, for the unintiated (which was me, I grew up Baptist) - it's Lent time. Usually Catholics take a vow to abstain from something during the 40 days of Lent. They're also to not eat meat but most only observe this on Friday. (I don't understand why fish and seafood aren't considered meat.) Which leads us to the frugal part, during Lent you can purchase fish and seafood on sale. Also, if you choose to eat out most places are offering fish sandwiches and seafood on sale. Enjoy!

For other frugal hints, visit Crystal at Frugal Friday.


momof4sweetsisters said...

100's of years ago one of the Popes. I don't recall which one instituted fish on Fridays to help the fisherman out becuase business was really lagging. It was actually more than Fridays in the begining and was not a request , but a mandate. The church has continued the tradition through the centuries.(I grew up in a Catholic church and accepted Jesus as my Savior while in a Catholic church but have since moved on.)

BarbaraLee said...

It is interesting to know that Catholics are the only ones who give up meat on Fridays. We also do this on Ash Wed. too. We are also to fast in between meals and give something up during this time. Mine is pop.