The Great Lent begins on Monday, as it always does for the Byzantine Rite Catholics.
The Great Lent for Roman Catholics does not start until Ash Wednesday, so they have two extra days to enjoy meat meals. They also celebrate a very traditional Fat Thursday, when they enjoy their delicious “Paczki”, doughnuts.
I personally like to prepare meatless meals on Wednesdays and Fridays for the duration of the Great Lent, as well as during the full Holy Week, which is the week just before Easter Sunday.
Once again I came across White Farmer Cheese, which is a perfect ingredient to add to mashed potatoes to create filling for Ukrainian Varenyky (Polish Pierogi), or Palushy, also known as Gnocchi, or Lazy Varenyky (Pierogi).