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

First Dinner Made in the New Kitchen

I must say I am truly blessed.  We found this place on a Friday, Saturday we put down the deposit, and I looked for a stove on Craigslist. I found one that I liked, but the man said that someone else was interested and he would call me if they did not purchase it.   Monday afternoon, we had the keys.   Tuesday night, we were treated to dinner at Amber’s.  Wednesday afternoon, I decided to try to find a second hand microwave, and all I was able to find was a food warmer (well, I did see a “pre-owned” microwave, but it was more expensive than a new one!), so we wound up going to Troy burger for dinner. Thursday morning, I looked on Craigslist again and saw that the stove was still free.  It was just what I wanted, an old stove at a great price.  When I called the … Continue reading

New Years Eve Asian Chicken Wings

These Asian style chicken wings are always a popular appetizer. They’ll feed 8 regular people, or 4 people who are crazy about chicken wings. Continue reading

Southern Barbeque

Here is my theory of why and how man invented fire – a forest fire grilled some poor animal, and it smelled and tasted so good that early man said “Hey, this is great! Let us make fire again so we can eat like this all the time!” I was at the supermarket the other day and picked up a copy of America’s Test Kitchen Best Ever Recipes Special Collector’s Edition, and there was a really interesting recipe for Alabama BBQ Chicken, with white sauce. It was so intriguing that I just had to try it. It smelled amazingly good as it grilled on the barbecue. I’m a charcoal gal, and I always will be. There is no substitute for the smoke that charcoal generates, I don’t care how many lava rocks you put in. I mean, you might as well put your food in an oven for Pete’s sake! … Continue reading