Thursday, April 09, 2009

Holy Thursday

Thanks to this wonderful posting from Catholic Cuisine, I was inspired to try our own version of a Seder-like meal.

The haroset (top right) was simple to make and will quickly become a family favorite, I predict. [I diced up 7 apples, put in a generous handful of raisins and walnuts, added 2 tbsps of sugar, 1 tsp of cinnamon, and a few splashes of sweet wine. I let it sit in the refrigerator for about two hours and wow. It was absolutely wonderful!]

We also had lamb and potatoes... celery and carrot sticks (to dip in the salt water), grapes, and homemade tortillas (it was the closest thing to a flatbread I could whip up while dealing with a nap-deprived 18 month old who refused to leave me alone! *grin*)

I wanted the kids to dress in their "better clothes," but they wanted to dress like Apostles. Figuring that the "lesson" I wanted them to take away from all this didn't hinge upon specific attire, I agreed. Tragedy struck when there were only three "Apostle-like" costumes that could be created, so Sean graciously offered up his dream of being an Apostle and went as Charlemagne instead. Thomas went for the "Batman" approach and Marie, sweet little girl that she was, decided at the last minute that she was "a little dragon who couldn't fly."

Oh well.

BUT, the meal was still a success (Batman, landlocked dragon, Charlemagne and all), and we truly enjoyed our evening together, as we took the time to tell again the story of the Last Supper, and what Our Savior did for us.

I call that a meal truly worth the effort.

(Christopher wants you to know that he's actually St. Paul, so he's not one of the original Twelve...)


Malia said...

Well, Ouiz, you've given new meaning to the concept of one holy catholic (universal) church; Batman, a little flightless dragon, and Charlemagne, of all people, joining St. Paul and the apostles in the seder meal. What a joy!

And yes, the meal was most definitely worth the effort!

Jane (a.k.a. patjrsmom) said...

I love the meal pictures! We had planned to do a Passover/Seder meal last night, but the length of the meal conflicted with the Holy Thursday Mass schedule. I think we may still do the "order" of the meal minus the feasting part at tonight's dinner to explain the meal's significance.

God Bless,

Jennifer Gregory Miller said...

Great pictures! And I love the idea of dressing up as apostles! Haroset was never big in my home, so that's why we did applesauce with raisins (and the raisins weren't popular either). And now with my own son, I can't get him to eat applesause. Go figure.

Ouiz said...

Malia, what can I say? We welcome all...

Jane, I hope your meal (this evening) turned out to be a success!

Jennifer, I've got kids who can't stand raisins or applesauce either (but love apples. I can't figure it out). I wasn't sure it would be eaten, but surprisingly, everyone really liked it!

Aussie Therese said...

What a great way to spend Holy Thursday Ouiz.

I have tagged you for a meme if you have the time.


Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful family! And sounds like a great meal, too!

Christ is Risen!
He is Truly Risen!

A Blessed Easter to you all!!!

SuzanneG said...

Good Job! Looks wonderful! LOL about the costumes!

Abigail said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures. They are so lovely. Happy Easter!