I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing Labor Day. As we prepare to weather our share of Gustav and continue to pray for those bearing the brunt of the storm, I wanted to share with you some of our plans for Friday.
One of our favorite saints-to-be is Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. She was beloved by so many people throughout the world and rightfully so! I posted about our plans last year and followed up with this report. This year will be more of the same with the exception of a few different recipes. Albania is located just northwest of Greece, so the food is very similar to Greek cuisine. I am planning to try Baklava (so fun to say!) instead of the walnut cake. I fell in love with this flaky delicacy when I was in Greece but have never tried it on my own.
And my children are demanding more homemade naan. They love this stuff and if I remember correctly, it was pretty easy to make. We have a local grocery store that sells garlic naan that my kids think is a huge treat when we pick it up after our errand runs and serve it with cheese cubes and fruit on a Friday afternoon. I call it cheap, easy (and mostly healthy) fast food! I might experiment with making my own garlic version by substituting the Nigella seeds (which I usually omit) for minced garlic. The hummus is for Husband and I unless someone has a more kid friendly version for me to try. Chai tea lattes are still on the menu and loved by everyone especially with a scoop of whipped cream on top! We brew our own tea, but here is a recipe for instant if you want to try your own.
Lastly, here are two coloring pages I made for the girls to choose from.
Blessed Teresa 1
Blessed Teresa 2
The first one turned out OK but I was less than thrilled with my attempt at doing hands, so I made the second one which I like better, but will let you decide for yourself.