Category: holidays

Spring Equinox Recipes

Hot Cross Buns 2 cups Milk Heat stirring constantly until warm about 110F. 1 package (2 1/4 Teaspoons) Active Dry Yeast Sprinkle over previous. 4 cups Flour ¾ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons salt ¾ cup sugar ½ cup extra…

Spring Equinox Introduction

March 21  For, behold, the winter is past. The rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth. The time of the singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree ripens her green…

Spring Equinox Activities

Baby Shower for Creation Sounds a little weird but as a Spring Equinox party you could have a baby shower.  All of Creation is coming back to life and, in essence, giving birth to the next generation in the forms of flowers to fruits…

Lent Introduction

Ash Wednesday to Easter  For God didn’t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. John 3:17 Happy Lent!  Yes, I do mean Happy Lent.  Lent is one of the most misunderstood of…

Lent Recipes

Pretzels Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 1 and 1/2 cups warm water 1 packet active instant yeast (2 and 1/4 teaspoons) Dissolve yeast into the warm water.  You might need a pinch or two of sugar to wake the yeast up.  Let it alone…

Lent Activities

Burying the Alleluia There is a tradition called the Burying of the Alleluia.  During Lent, as a symbol that we are separated from God by sin, we don’t sing the Alleluia during the Mass because we are separated from praising God with the Angels…

Candlemas Activities

Plant Snowdrops (later) They are bulbs and must therefore be planted in the fall.  However, you can “force” them if you don’t live where there is snow. Planting to have for Candlemas if you don’t live in an area that gets cold is easy….

Candlemas Recipes

Spicy Pancakes 1 cup flour ¼ cup wheat germ ¼ cup oatmeal 2 teaspoons baking powder ¾ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon ginger ½ teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup milk 1 egg 3 tablespoons melted butter Wisk together.   ½ cup raisins ½ cup walnuts Add…

Candlemas Introduction

February 2 When the days of their purification according to the law of Moses were fulfilled, they brought him up to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord. Luke 2:22 Happy Candlemas!  Before I can tell you what this holiday is I have to…

Carnevale Recipes

Jambalaya 2 cups white rice 4 cups water Boil water, add rice.  Simmer 20 minutes. 1 pound ham 2 boneless chicken breasts 1 cup onion ½ cup celery 3 cloves of garlic 1 link Andouille sausage ½ cup green bell pepper ¼ cup green…