Since we're going to be snowed in anyhow, why not give yourself some new vegetarian/vegan recipes to experiment with? In the Recipes for Health section of the Times, you'll find some fabulous sounding Greek dishes in "Vegetarian Dishes for a Greek Holiday."
Some strict Orthodox Greeks will give up dairy and eggs in addition to meat for Lent, but it doesn't mean that they're giving up on taste! Baked beans with honey and dill, stewed cauliflower with red onions and tomatoes, and marinated giant beans with beets? Yeah, I think I could do that for 40 days!