Smoked Fish, Salted Duck Eggs, and Garlic Rice for Breakfast :-)

Philippines
March 2, 2017 4:36pm CST
On Fridays during Lent, many Catholic Filipinos abstain from red meat. And today happens to be a Friday. For breakfast I prepared smoked fish, salted duck eggs with tomatoes, and garlic fried rice. My kids are bringing to school rice and tuna as their packed lunch. Now I'm planning today's menu for lunch and dinner. Fish and veggies for sure. What's in your household menu for today?
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
3 Mar 17
I think I will pass on that one lol, I made homemade soup, yum :)
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• Philippines
3 Mar 17
Sure. What kind of soup did you make? :o)
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
3 Mar 17
@almostoveryou Creamy leek and potato soup :)
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• Philippines
3 Mar 17
@kevin1877uk Oh yum. I can have that a on a Friday!
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@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
2 Mar 17
Wow I like your breakfast. I think we will have corn soup today
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• Philippines
2 Mar 17
Wow, yummy! Do you make corn soup from scratch? Or is it something that's instant?
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
5 Mar 17
@almostoveryou We buy real corns and grate them. We saute them and add pork and shrimps
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• Philippines
5 Mar 17
@averygirl72 I think that's what my mother-in-law would call "suwam" -- they have that kind of soup in Pampanga.
@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
2 Mar 17
It's a timely reminder for practicing Catholics.
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• Philippines
2 Mar 17
I'm so full! Why do I feel guilty? I should've just prepared a bowl of oatmeal.
@connierebel (1571)
• United States
2 Mar 17
We're Catholics too, but we follow the old traditional rule of not eating meat on all the Fridays of the year, not just Lent. But I'm glad to see there are other practicing Catholics here who keep Lent as a time of penance. BTW, I learned something new. I always figured that Philippines was a day behind us, but really you're a day ahead! It is still Thursday here.
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• Philippines
2 Mar 17
I admire you for keeping up with that practice. Some Catholics here do the same, I believe. This is why local restaurants still serve the humble mung bean soup and fried fish on Fridays. Yes, Philippines is a day ahead. :o) It's 7:22 a.m. here as I write this.
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@reskyyandi (3690)
• Indonesia
6 Mar 17
Hmmm, sound great
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@shaggin (36846)
• United States
2 Mar 17
So I assume since you and your kids are eating fish it is not lent yet?
• Philippines
2 Mar 17
Fish is allowed, but not red meat or chicken meat. It is Lent already.
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@shaggin (36846)
• United States
2 Mar 17
@almostoveryou Oh okay I see. I am eating leftover homemade pizza for dinner.
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• Philippines
2 Mar 17
@shaggin Oh, I'll have that any day. Just not during Lent. :-)