Holy Week Without A Weigh-In, Batman!!

Good morning, everyone! Although technically, it’s “good evening,” since I’m actually writing this on Sunday evening, and just *scheduling* it for tomorrow morning. So whenever I say “today,” I mean “Monday,” which is really “tomorrow” for me “today.” So good morning (evening)!

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Anyway, just wanted to let you know there’s no weigh-in today tomorrow! Monday! because it’s the start of Holy Week. As I may or may not have mentioned, both Mr. 50by60 and I are cantors at our Byzantine Catholic church

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and this is a busy busy busy week for us, starting this morning with a long service called “Bridegroom Matins,” after which there are MORE services every day, till we get to the weekend and the services are so long that they spill over into the next century, or so it seems.

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Anyway, bottom line is, no weigh-in today (Monday!), and no posts besides this till after next week (aka “Bright Week”). Hope you have a blessed Pascha/Easter; or Passover, which also starts this Friday; or, if you’re not religious, a “nice week”!

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Good Friday Five: 5 things I’ll get to eat again after today!

Hey, everyone, a blessed Good Friday / Passover / “just plain Saturday” to all my Christian, Jewish, and “none of the above” readers!

Hope you won’t feel betrayed but I’m keeping this post a little shorter than usual in honor of the day. Basically, Lent is almost over, and by Monday I’ll be able to eat a whole bunch of stuff I’ve managed to avoid (more or less) during most of Lent.

And I’m certainly not going to have all these things every day, during every meal (though hmmm … maybe … nah!!). Still, it’s nice to know that, with a clear conscience, I’ll be able to indulge once again in:

  1. Buddig slices! Those 90-calorie packs are a great alternative to a 250-calorie bag of potato chips, any day of the week.
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  2. String cheese! At less than 100 calories, a really juicy, stringy string cheese is not only delicious, it’s entertaining!
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  3. Real cream for my coffee! Nothing against the Almond Milk industrial complex, but frankly, a 40-calorie teaspoon of real heavy whipping cream makes your coffee taste a LOT better than a 30-calorie CUP of their “almond water”!
     

  4. Real butter! As I’ve mentioned before, I have no problem with “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!!!!” spray, which goes surprisingly well with freshly popped popcorn. However, once in a while, I do love the rich, creamy taste of freshly churned butter. Well, okay, freshly churned a few months ago, before it was frozen and dumped into the grocery store.

    Still, it’s a lovely treat, especially when drizzled onto freshly scrambled eggs, which brings me, of course, to:

  5. EGGS!!!
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    Yes, the Incredible Edible Egg makes a dynamic, multicolored comeback this weekend, and I for one welcome our new cackleberry overlords! Especially fried, sunny-side up, with a slice or two of hot, sizzling bacon … mmm …
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    and oh yeah, bacon would be #6, if I hadn’t limited myself to five today. Ah, the perils of the blogger!
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So that’s it, everyone, my Good Friday Five! Whatever you’re celebrating this weekend, I hope it’s a truly Good one! See you Monday for what will undoubtedly be a rather bloated weigh-in!