First, the entire day was a strict fast day. That meant no meat or dairy was allowed. The Supper consisted of 12 foods (no meat or dairy), symbolic of the 12 Apostles. Foods included Kesalicha (a thick soup made with oats – that my cousin and I referred to as wallpaper paste), pierogi some with cabbage inside, some with prunes, sauerkraut, potatoes, lima beans in a brown gravy, peas in a brown gravy, Lenten bread, mushroom soup, fish, garlic cloves and salt. As a kid, it was the worst... read more.