SUMMER!!! CAMPS!!! Aaaaaaah!
I was looking at a local children's magazine in hopes to sign my children up for swim lessons this summer when my oldest took it from my hands and began to read about summer camps.
"Mom, this sounds so fun! Look, cooking camp!"
"Sure", I said, "that would be fun! Let me look at it."
The liturgical season of Lent has been my favorite since I entered the Church years ago. I imagine it has something to do with the beauty of the intense time of penitential practice that had been missing from my spiritual life for so long. One challenge that I encountered in the beginning was how to feed my family meatless meals since I was inexperienced in this area. Fortunately, I have a devout Catholic mother-in-law who is also an amazing cook! She passed this recipe onto me and I now enjoy making these for my husband and children during Lent.
I recently tried this recipe in the attempt to feed my children healthy food in the midst of Christmas season. My husband always laughs at me when I am baking because my greatest weakness (or strength) is that I do not follow any recipes. Please don't judge me. I often ask Our Lady to help me cook when I am in need, and it always turns out miraculously edible.
1 (3-4 lb ) whole chicken
2 c. baby carrots
3 baking potatoes, cubed or 1 lb. small new potatoes
1 Vidalia onion or yellow onion, chopped
1 ½ Tbsp. sea salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 ½ Tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped or 1 1/8 tsp. dried rosemary
Is this a main meal or a dessert? In my family, we always made it into a main meal, and we would make a lot of it. I come from Slovakia, and this is everyone's favorite traditional food, especially children's top favorite. Once strawberries or plums are in season, we would make 100 of these balls and freeze them for later. Because my parents came to town, we made some (only 60) out of frozen strawberries. They disappeared within couple minutes.
I learned to eat this delicious recipe when I met a friend from Syria and her mother was an excellent cook who introduced me to many new meals. Now my family and I enjoy it as one of our favorite snacks. The great thing about Hummus is that we can have it with anything; crackers, veggies, pita bread, in a wrap or in a sandwich.
It’s a feast fit for a most glorious feast day! I do not know many people who do not love Mexican food and who needs a better reason to dine on this mouthwatering cuisine than the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe? I’m going to share with you a simple yet delicious recipe for flautas, Mexican rice, and charro beans. Don’t worry-it may sound like a lot but there are a few short cuts in here to aid those with busy schedules!