Resurrection “Tomb” Rolls

Here’s an easy way to celebrate Holy Saturday. This is our family’s annual tradition and a bit of a treat after a long Lent. I make these on Good Friday and then refrigerate them. We bake them for a dessert on Holy Saturday. You can either make a basic dough recipe (here’s one I use frequently) or for an easier method – purchase Pillsbury roll (crescent dough) tubes. Items Needed: Large Marshmallows (1 per roll/tomb) 1/4 cup of sugar 1/4 cup of butter, melted 2 Tbl. of ground cinnamon (we love our cinnamon) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a … Continue reading Resurrection “Tomb” Rolls

Small Successes of 2020 – “What the 2020?!?”

It has been a year! A year since the shutdowns of 2020 and I am grateful. Interesting combo, right? Well, I didn’t realize how grateful I was for the past year, until I read a blog post by a person who wrote their “2020 Eulogy”. At first it was entertaining, then I realized how sad it truly was. Their eulogy embraced a lost year of their life – the year 2020. That caused me to reflect… Did I also lose a year of my life? My choleric temperament was desperately hoping that was not the case. (I can’t handle wasting … Continue reading Small Successes of 2020 – “What the 2020?!?”

Celebrating the Feast of the Annunciation

I find that Liturgical Living is an important part of family life. Our family started a tradition years ago. The Feast of the Annunciation is a major Marian Feast, also known as “Lady Day”, which focuses on the Incarnation. The Annunciation commemorates the visit from St. Gabriel the Archangel to the Blessed Virgin announcing she would be the mother of Christ. This Feast dates back to the fourth or fifth century. How beautiful that Catholics have been celebrating this Annunciation for so many, many years! So, how does my family celebrate? Since it is a major Marian Feast, we have … Continue reading Celebrating the Feast of the Annunciation