Merciful God, You are great in compassion and Your tenderness for us is without measure. We ask You to give us today our daily bread, and also provide for the needs of all of Your hungry children around the world. Through Christ Your Son and Our Lord. Amen.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Upcoming Feast Day Plans


I'm excited to get back into some saint feast day celebrations. It seems like it's been a while since we've celebrated with a favorite Catholic saint. And while we're getting back to celebrating, we have a favorite saint almost every day for the next week or two.

Tomorrow is the feast of St. George. Last year we celebrated with a Bakewell Tart, which was good, but other than its origin in England, had nothing to do with St. George. It lacked the "fun" of a celebratory dessert. This year I'm going to attempt Charlotte's Dragon Cake.

Friday is the feast of St. Fidelis, a Capuchin friar in the 1500s. I think we'll turn to one of Charlotte's recipes, again, and enjoy some Cappuccino Mousse (posted here) and Pepperidge Farm cookies for dipping.

On Monday is the feast of St. Zita, who is known as the Little Cook. I haven't planned my menus that far in advance, but a lovely loaf of bread is sure to be on Monday's menu.

St. Gianna Molla's feast is Tuesday, and so I'll plan an Italian dish to celebrate her day.

St. Catherine of Siena is on Wednesday, and since we're having an Italian dinner Tuesday, we'll have to put an Italian dessert on the menu for St. Catherine -- maybe a Twinkie Tiramisu.

And then on Friday, May 1, is the feast of our beloved St. Joseph the Worker. I have a recipe for cream-filled cupcakes that have become a St. Joseph feast day favorite in our house and I'm going to post it at Catholic Cuisine.


1 comment:

Crafty P said...

I so appreciate your organization and getting these ideas out ahead of time! I'm often a very LAST minute planner ("oh today is St. Joseph's day, how could I forget? Let's make this _____") and well, with four boys, it's not the best way to be!
The cream filled cupcakes sound delightful! I think I'll join you in that pursuit! I remember a mom of one of my first graders telling me how easy it was to fill cupcakes, but I never did get around to it! No time like the present!