using baby spinach leaves, any old eating apple, cheap olive oil (not too strong) and also feta cheese. We used the PDO feta. We don’t normally get feta, but it’s nice. The apple and walnuts were stir-fried for a minute with the cooked bacon, before tossing with the spinach leaves and feta, and the heat made the leaves a little bit wilted,rather than cooked, taking the virtue out. A dash of olive oil dressed it. It tasted very extremely delicious and John and I both liked it. I served it with posh bake-at-home sourdough bread, butter and proper coffee.
Sister of Mary and Lazarus. Famously rebuked for being a fusspot when Jesus wanted to chat.
Hooray for: the people who dish up the tea and cakes.
where, because in the Caribbean all pulses are ‘peas’, the peas are actually kidney beans. The cooking liquid was coconut milk (which I’ve not used before; it came out of a tin), in the oven. Oh, look, I said, rice pudding!. I served it with an attempt at jerk chicken (too much jerk seasoning), and spinach. It took longer to cook than the recipe said, but the chicken took longer than the instructions on the packet, so that was okay. The rice dish was nice, and the beans lovely and soft, and nice tasting. Definitely worth knowing about.
The parents of the virgin Mary. Their names come down in tradition; it is not their names that are important but who they are. Jesus had a mother, so he must have had Grandparents, who would probably have brought his mother up to be the person she was, and who may or may not have been their for Jesus as well. And the same for St Joseph’s parents, who I’ve not heard mentioned, but could also be remembered today.
Hooray for: Grandparents
Song: Grandma (or whatever) we love you.
Which I used the food processor to great everything and then didn’t bother to squeeze the water out. It doesn’t work if you don’t squeeze the water out. It might be tasty, if I tried it again next time. We ate it with bacon and apple sauce from a jar.
who was present at the crucifixion, and a first witness to the resurrection. It is quite an important point that the first people to see the risen Christ were actually women.
Music: O filii et filliae, Christ the Lord is risen today?
Time to: campaign for the ordination for women. (When the Pope in his infinite wisdom quashed discussion on the subject, he was not speaking ex cathedra, so it doesn’t count).
I have a book with lots of holiday stuff in it, but not all the schools are out yet, so we go back to Mums and Tots, which has moved to Greenacres Community Centre, and changed its name to Wee Bees, but has stuff for older children to do. Sam liked the Table Skittles and the Hamas. Hannah liked the colouring and the game where you stick daggers in until the pirate pops out. In the afternoon, I failed miserably to put the paddling pool up, but the children had fun splashing water around anyway.
also containing cherry tomatoes, and fried onion and garlic, and topped with breadcrumbs and cheese. The cheese sauce (pdo Cheddar) had yoghourt in. Although the sauce split, the whole combination was surprisingly delicious. We ate it with HP fruity sauce and sausages. The children wouldn’t look at it.
I know, everybody has different dates. Ours broke up for the summer yesterday.
Today being Saturday, John could look after the children. He took them to the library for books and videos, and I got him to sign them up for the reading challenge.