Holy Wednesday and a Simple Soup

The Events of Holy Wednesday
While the Gospel of Luke tells us that, “every day he was teaching in the temple,” Holy Wednesday is referred to as a day of rest for Jesus. While in Bethany, a woman anointed Jesus’ feet with perfume. This angered Judas. He felt the perfume should have been sold, and the money put to good use.

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Holy Tuesday and a Walk in the Park

The Events of Holy Tuesday
The next day, Peter noticed the fully withered fig tree Jesus had cursed, to which Jesus admonished a lesson in what it means to have faith and recognize the power of forgiveness.

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Holy Monday of Holy Week

The Events of Holy Monday
On the way back into the city from Bethany, where Jesus and the twelve spent the night, Jesus became hungry. Seeing a fig tree with no fruit on it, though it was full of leaves and thus should have been full of fruit, Jesus spoke a curse on the tree. Jesus went to the temple on Monday and confronted those making a profit off of the people coming to worship there.

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The Passion of Palm Sunday

Beginning in the forth century in Jerusalem, Palm Sunday has been marked by a procession of the faithful carrying palm branches. They trace the steps of the Jews who celebrated Christ’s entrance into the city. The procession began on the Mount of Ascension and proceeded to the Church of the Holy Cross.

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World Whiskey Day and Easter Glazed Ham

Here we are, with only a few days remaining in March and Easter just around the corner. I don’t know about your part of the world, but officially speaking things in California haven’t improved much.

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National Spinach Day and the 6th Friday of Lent

Today marks the sixth and final “ordinary” Friday of Lent. Sunday will mark the observation of Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week, with Good Friday and the Easter Vigil.

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The Annunciation and Waffles

Not that we’re all in a rush, but today is exactly nine months from Christmas, the birth of our Lord and Savior. Today is the day Gabriel appeared to a young Mary and proclaimed  “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” This is the Feast of the Annunciation.

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Tea for Saint Gabriel the Archangel

Today is the original feast day of Saint Gabriel the Archangel. Unlike most saints that were mortal beings who managed to win favor with the Lord, Saint Gabriel is an Angel – an Archangel. Human Saints are individuals who, like all people, are riddled with sins, faults and imperfections. Yet these people achieve sainthood through the simple and unselfish act of surrendering to the will of God. But what about angels?

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Rump Roast Supper in an Instant

Did you notice I didn’t have a recipe posted on Sunday? Maybe you didn’t notice, but I sure did. I write my posts in advance, scheduled for 5 in the morning. Once up, I share the latest posting on Face Book, then off I go with whatever the day may hold.

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Don’t You Love Skillet Dip with Warm Chips?

What a day for National Days! There are at least nine to choose from, everything from Ag Day to Tamales. Some revolve around particular dishes, such as Melba Toast, while others just bring a smile like Puppy Day. Who doesn’t love puppies?

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National Ravioli Day with Flair!

Welcome to the first day of Spring. Are you ready to enjoy life again? We will be putting our garden in soon, having already prepared the beds for this year’s summer harvest. Tomatoes and peppers are the biggies for us. We’ve given up on the idea of growing strawberries. The battle of the bugs has officially done us in. I might plant herbs in the bed where the berries had been. Or more tomatoes. We are still in research mode.

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Feast of Saint Joseph and 5th Friday of Lent

On the National Calendar, March 19th is Poultry Day – a day to enjoy all things poultry, from eggs at breakfast to fried chicken for supper. Poultry actually refers to all domestic birds that are raised for their meat and eggs. Poultry includes chicken, turkey, ducks, geese, quail and even pheasant. The most common farm raised poultry are chickens.

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Cheesy Barbecue Sloppy Joes

Today is the 3rd Thursday of March. I wanted to acknowledge the significance of the day that has everything to do with food but nothing to do with recipes. Today is Nation Farm Rescue Day. Farm Rescue is a non-profit organization that is an important part of the farming and ranching community from North Dakota to Kansas. Without farmers and ranchers, we’d have no food.

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Grab the Whiskey, Forgo the Cabbage

Each year on March 17, America becomes one giant Emerald Isle for an entire day. We wear green clothing, guzzle green beer and in Chicago, even dye the rivers green. All things thought to be Irish are actually American Made.

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