Sunday, May 31, 2015
Menu Plan: Trinity Sunday
We had our church picnic today, and having it in nearly 90 degree weather with a breeze was so much better than our usual summer picnic of over 90 to 100 degrees, blasting sunshine, and no relief. Our priest asked how we liked the earlier date and we all encouraged him to continue this. I suggested our former church's practice of the Tongues of Flame Barbecue and having the picnic tied to Pentecost. He seemed to like the idea, so maybe?
We only have two weeks left of our school year, though the truth is we spend the summer reading and learning, too. I always end the Friday before Dominic and Rich's birthday. So, now we're cramming things in, while nobody really wants to be doing it, as well as having all the end of year recitals, games, awards' ceremonies, concerts (including my choir's concert!), and so on and so forth. Busy times.
It's also our last week of local asparagus at $0.50/lb, so we will be cooking lots of it and pickling a ton. Rich is taking time to relax and rejuvenate himself by working on our (late) garden, but we only got a few asparagus spears this year. We were gone when they were ready, and so we're letting them go to seed to spread some more. Since we have no real travel plans this summer, we are hoping to have a better grasp on our garden here, and maybe introduce a couple pigs to raise for meat.
Remember that the Psalms are according to eastern numbering in our daily Bible reading, also I Kings is the original designation, it is I Samuel in western Bibles (II Kings is II Samuel in the west, III Kings is I Kings, and IV Kings is II Kings).
- Sunday - Trinity Sunday III Kings 7:1-8:52, Psalms 101:16–29, Proverbs 21:21–25, Luke 20:27–47
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Dates, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Church Picnic (I told the kids that if they thought they would be hungry at dinner time, they needed to make sure they got another plate before all the food was put away. Because what Mama was not doing tonight was making dinner.)
- Monday III Kings 8:53-10:33, Psalms 102:1–12, Proverbs 21:26–30, Luke 21:1–19
Breakfast: Chorizo Breakfast Casserole, Bananas, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Beef Stew, Buttered Noodles, Marinated Cucumbers and Onions
- Tuesday III Kings 11:1-12:25, Psalms 102:13–22, Proverbs 22:1–5, Luke 21:20–38
Breakfast: Peanut Butter Pancakes with Honey, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Award Dinner
- Wednesday III Kings 12:26-13:34, Psalms 103:1–18, Proverbs 22:6–10, Luke 22:1–23
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Raisins and Brown Sugar, Tea with Honey
Dinner: Potage Parmentier (Potato Leek Soup), Butterhorn Rolls
- Thursday III Kings 14-16, Psalms 103:19–35, Proverbs 22:11–15, Luke 22:24–46
Breakfast: Asparagus and Potato Scramble, Sweet Potato Biscuits (leaving out the extra sugar), Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Mustard Glazed Corned Beef, Colcannon, Roasted Asparagus
- Friday III Kings 17:1-19:9, Psalms 104:1–15, Proverbs 22:16–20, Luke 22:47–71
Breakfast: Peanut Butter Toast with Honey, Tea with Honey
Dinner: Red Lentil Kofta, Brown Rice, Roasted Asparagus
- Saturday III Kings 19:10-21:22, Psalms 104:16–27, Proverbs 22:21–26, Luke 23:1–25
Breakfast: Pepper & Sausage Brunch Strata, Sliced Oranges, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Hobbit Dinner, Steam Sauteed Asparagus, Rolls