Wednesday, April 9
We're getting to the point of the fast when we are completely bored by the food that we've been eating all lent and so I've been trying to search my recipe box for something different. One recipe that I somehow missed this lent was Greek Potatoes with Lemon Vinaigrette. They are delicious! I also spotted some maple glazed walnuts on Kyrie's Instagram feed a few days ago and decided that I had to make them! I used pecans instead, but all that you have to do is toast the nuts in a dry cast iron skillet, pour a little maple syrup over the nuts and stir to coat. Once the maple syrup thickens, dump them onto a parchment lined baking sheet, and sprinkle with a bit of salt. Yum!
The trees are starting to blossom and everywhere we turn (except in our yard) there are daffodils blooming. I am hoping to get to our little local farmer's market this Friday to see if the Flower Lady is there. Last year she had multitudes of different types of daffodils and I think that it would be nice to start Holy Week with a bunch of them on our table. We are also planning to plant our wheat grass on palm Sunday with our little church friends.
Things have been busy here. Our iconographer friend is applying gold leaf to several icons that are hung on the back wall of the Altar. Because she lives so far away, she has been staying over this week, so it has been nice to visit with her. She is sleeping in Sugar Plum's bedroom, so the little ones are having a ball sleeping together in the boys' room.
We are almost at the finish line for this lent! Only eleven days to go!