Southern Ash Wednesday

Submitted by Christi

Well, Mardi Gras was fun, but it is over now. The parades are done and gone are the bright costumes of purple, green, gold, red.



Gone are the beads and boas.


It is now Ash Wednesday.


Repent ye, and believe the gospel. Mark 1:15

Now is the beginning of the Lenten season. A time of sacrifice and repentance. And, 46 days (40 days not counting Sundays) until Easter. Which means Spring is right around the corner.

We take off all the celebratory colors of the Carnival season and the Nature puts on the colors of Spring, just in time for Easter!

bird in tree

Peace to you all!

Today’s Lagniappe: Broiled Lobster Tail
Many people give up meat for Lent. My mother was looking for a good way to broil lobster the other day, and I found this recipe that looks good.

2 whole lobster tails
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
salt to taste
ground white pepper, to taste
1 lemon – cut into wedges, for garnish

Preheat the broiler.

Place lobster tails on a medium baking sheet. With a sharp knife or kitchen shears, carefully cut top side of lobster shells lengthwise. Pull apart shells slightly, and season meat with equal amounts butter, paprika, salt, and white pepper.

Broil lobster tails 5 to 10 minutes, or until butter is melted and lightly browned, and lobster meat is opaque. Garnish with lemon wedges to serve.

A little outdoor pic for Outdoor Wednesday with A Southern Daydreamer and Rednesday! with It’s a Very Cherry.


10 Responses to “Southern Ash Wednesday”

  1. Joyce Says:

    Ash Wednesday makes me think think that Spring is on the way. I use to love to go for ashes when I was a kid and would walk around my town with my friend looking to see who had the biggest mark on their forehead. Guess there was not much to do in our little town:)

  2. darnold23 Says:

    I’m all about harbringrs of Spring:)

  3. Carol @ Old Glory Cottage Says:

    That birdie makes me believe that Spring is really just around the corner! Hard to believe when there is still a ton of snow on the ground though!
    Happy REDnesday!

  4. Janie G Says:

    Mardi Gras seemed so crazy and wild to me (I’m from California). Ash Wednesday was always a mystery to me. I am Christian, but not Catholic. I remember when I was a kid and other kids would have the ashes on their foreheads. I would ask them what it was for and all they could tell me was it was for Ash Wednesday, but not the meaning behind it. I didn’t find out until I was an adult. (No internet back then – haha).

  5. denisemarie Says:

    great post

  6. Kathy Says:

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday

  7. Joan Says:

    Bless you for your faith! Joan

  8. SueLovesCherries Says:

    Looks like you had fun! For a New Englander, I don’t do seafood – just scallops and schrod. Have a good week!

  9. Janelle Says:

    Love your reds and your reminding us of the importance of Ash Wednesday. My daughter was born on Ash Wednesdy so it has added significance to me.

    God bless,

  10. Beth Jordan Says:

    Love the symbolism of the ashes. Quite a contrast between Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday. I enjoyed looking through your blog today!

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