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Monday, February 02, 2009

Menu Plan Monday: February 2

This is a short meal week for us. I only have to plan for five and a half days, as we have things planned for the weekend. This past weekend, the only thing I did relating to Super Bowl was to do some grocery shopping in the middle of it, when there was nobody at the stores. That was nice.

Today is the feast day of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also called the feast of the Presentation, both titles refer to the same event. It is the commemoration of the presentation of Jesus in the Temple after the days of Mosaic purification were over for the Blessed Mother. Both East and West celebrate together today. There is actually still a service for the Churching of Women after childbirth. It is expected by Mother Church that a woman would take time away from church to rest and recuperate before returning again to be welcomed back and prayed over. This service is also called Thanksgiving of Women after Childbirth, though it is more commonly known as the Churching. It happens for a different reason than the Purification, but still commemorates the welcoming back of a woman to communal worship. Anyway, because it is a feast day, our daily office readings are different from the normal readings.

There are actually two feasts today, though they are related. It is also Candlemas, because the Presentation of the Lord is a feast of the incarnation and a type of epiphany, so in church the service would begin with a processional of candles. Because of that, the church began blessing all candles to be used for the year on this day. We will light our Christ candle during dinner tonight and serve sweet, filled crepes for dessert (they sort of look like a swaddled baby).
If you want a recipe, ask and I will provide it as soon as I can.
What is on your menu this week?

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Tuesday's meal sounds delicious !!!! Would love to have the recipe ...

Here's what's on my menu this week ...
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