Holy Thursday – Our Catholic Seder Meal

13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there shall no plague be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. 14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial, and ye shall keep it a feast to Jehovah: throughout your generations ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever. Exodus 12:13-14 It is an amazing thing to have a seven year old son, who is going to have his First Holy Communion on May 15, 2011.  Part of his education is the understanding of what the sacrament means, both spiritually and historically. Holy Thursday also known as Maundy Thursday,  Covenant Thursday, Great & Holy Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries is the Thursday before Easter celebrated by Christians to commemorate … Continue reading

Lasagna alla casa di Boswell

There is nothing like homemade lasagna. Even though this dish may seem difficult, and time consuming, you will see it is well worth the effort. I’ve been making this recipe for years, and always gotten rave reviews. Continue reading

Lemons, lemons, lemons – Lemon Meringue Pie

What’s the old saying? “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” I say, make Lemon Meringue Pie and Rose Lemonade with the left over lemon juice. When I was a child, my mother used to make this pie frequently, because it was simple, and always very, very good.  I remember the first time I went to a coffee shop and got excited because they had Lemon Meringue pie, but, it was translucent and nasty.  My mother’s was not made from cornstarch, my mother opened up a can and made magic! A word about that magic can – my mother used Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk and I used it for years, and I still use it when I want absolute perfection. I found out about the Hispanic product La Lechera, that not only tastes very good, but it considerably less expensive!  Do yourself a favor and keep a few cans … Continue reading