Friday, February 15, 2008

Step away from the Pork Roll!

It almost happened! I had to run a few errands this morning: get a haircut, pick up an alb at the cleaners. My last stop was to cash in two winning scratch-off lottery tickets I had bought at a local convenience store (the grand prize? 2 dollars). While I was there I thought I'd buy my lunch early, and had the man make me a porkroll and cheese on a hard roll. I came back to the rectory, put my stuff down, and figured I'd check my e-mails before sitting down to lunch. So here I was, when all of a sudden it hit me:

TODAY IS A FRIDAY OF LENT!!!!!!!!!

So here's the situation: I'm in my office writing this blog entry, and in my room, sitting next to my chair, is a perfectly fine porkroll and cheese on a hard roll.

Now I can't go to my room. Why? Because even down the hall and around the corner from my room, I can hear that sandwich calling me, teasing me, tempting me to rationalize that it would be a bigger sin to waste the food.

So what to do? Put it in the fridge and wait for tomorrow.

Don't you just love Lent? Anyone for pizza?

7 comments:

Denver said...

Like my wife, you call it "pork roll". Many other Jerseyites I know call it "Taylor Ham". At least it will be tasty tomorrow.

Barb, sfo said...

I thought that north of New Jersey's Mason-Dixon line (where the 609 area code is), that particular delicacy was known as "Taylor Ham." Or is that just in Paterson where I grew up? Of course, here, south of Trenton, it's definitely "pork roll."

Wrap it in foil and warm it up in the oven tomorrow. Don't try to nuke it.

PraiseDivineMercy said...

I ordered Vegetarian pizza today... I was going to make tofu stew, but I'm sick and don't feel like cooking...

PraiseDivineMercy said...

I ordered Vegetarian pizza today... I was going to make tofu stew, but I'm sick and don't feel like cooking...

Denver said...

. . . but my wife is from Weehawken.

deb said...

I am so NOT happy that I read your blog before reheating the piece of DELICIOUS chicken parmagiana pizza. A half-hearted yeah! for spinach salad........

A Simple Sinner said...

You know it used to be the case Catholics fasted a lot more. Before the 1900s in America it was EVERY wednesday and friday...

For Greek Catholics, there was no
+ meat
+ fish
+ DAIRY
+ wine
(In some places no olive oil!)...

...FOR THE WHOLE OF LENT!

A day Catholics of the Latin rite have to suffer through eating:

* Chesse Pizza
* Fish & Chips
* Grilled Salmon
* Ceasar salad
* Fish sand. w/FF
* Baked Mac & Cheese
* Pancakes
* Friend Shrimp
* Rattlesnake (if ya got it!)
* Grilled Swordfish
* Potato Stew
* French Toast
* Tomato Bisque...
* lobster bisque

Yea, real penitential to not eat some meat until tomorrow folks!