Sunday, April 20, 2014
Menu Plan: Bright Week
Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!
The translation should say: Christ is risen from amongst the dead, defeating/conquering death by death.
I am also excited because for the first time, I've remembered in time to order our chocolate lambs for our basket. We order them here as we are able to get decent chocolate at a good price and also support monastics. You may remember that we focus on the Lamb, rather than the bunny.
There is no fasting during the eight days of the Paschal Octave, which is both exciting and tough after fasting and abstinence during Lent! Enjoy!
- Sunday - Fesach*
Breakfast: Blintz Casserole with Sour Cream and Blackberry Preserves, Paschal Braided Bread, Pascha Cheese, Red Hard Boiled Eggs, Scotchicanese Eggs, Strawberries and Sliced Oranges, Hot Chocolate & Coffee with Chantilly Cream
Dinner: Herb Roasted Lamb, Harissa, Laban bi Chiyar, Tabbouleh, Hummus, Baba Ghanooj, Pita Bread, Waraq 'Ounab, Sambousak, Fatayir bi Sabanich, Green Hot Sauce, Slow Sauteed Green Beans, Kalamata Olives, Radishes, Gatayif, Baq'lawa, Ma'amoul
Breakfast: Leftover Gatayif, Leftover Scotchican Eggs, Leftover Blintz with Sour Cream and Blackberry Preserves, Milk & Coffee
Breakfast: Stuffed French Toast made with Pascha Bread and Cheese, Sausages, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Gyros, Taratoor, Laban bi Chiyar, Veggies and Olives, Lamb Shaped Lemon (no blueberries) Pound Cake with Coconut Frosting
Breakfast: Apple Cinnamon Waffles with Butter, Bacon, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Buttered Peas, Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
Breakfast: Dutch Baby, Sausages, Fruit, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Italian Sausage, Pepper and Potato Bake, Roasted Garlic Peasant Bread, Fudge Brownie Pie
Breakfast: Bacon and Eggs, Toast, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Beef Stir Fry, Jasmine Rice, Pot Stickers, French Coconut Pie with Dark Chocolate
Breakfast: Pancakes with Maple Syrup, Sausages, Fruit, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Fried Koubbeh, Steam Sautéed Vegetables, Challah Bread, Homemade Samoas
*You might notice that I call Easter Pascha or Fesach. English and German are the only languages that use a Pagan name for this holiday. It is where much of the syncretism comes. We are not fond of that. Just about every other language in the world uses its word for Passover for this holiday. Pascha is the Greek, Fesach is Arabic. You see Pascua, there is Pascal, Pasquale, and many other variations on this. Since we focus on the Lamb and not the bunny, since the only eggs we do are blood red from both the Jewish Passover and Christian doctrine and tradition, rather than the pastel "spring" eggs, we would also rather avoid the only linguistic connection to Paganism in our celebration. I'm not sure why, but it seems like the English had more trouble with this than other cultures.