Also, someone made the comment that our plans might not be the most healthy of menus. Jessica and I prefer to think of them as party menus. We are trying to celebrate the 50 days of Easter and while every day can't be a party day, we can certainly let some rules of good nutrition slip for one meal. Also, not everyone has to partake of every item. In some cases, these menus can be used for a meal as they are and others might need some alteration. For example, I added cheese and nuts to this week's menu for some extra protein.
So, instead of the beautiful Lamb of God bread, I made some easy 5 minute artisan bread, set out the honey bottle and sliced some fruit. The kids were most looking forward to the ice cream sundaes and I was most looking forward to getting rid of the lingering Easter candy! The girls decorated everyone's chairs with crepe paper streamers and we all sat down to a delightful luncheon party! (Do you see the dancing boy and puppy in the background?)
~ we decided after reading the meditation for the fruit sticker to just serve strawberries instead of a fruit salad
~ Husband put this together for me and I added the swizzle sticks and grapes. Huge hit with the kids!
Sweet trimmings for some ice cream sundaes made with the only ice cream any self respecting Texan will eat (kidding!). Sundaes would be a great way to kick off celebrating Good Shepherd Sunday tomorrow (if you follow the Tridentine calendar) or next week (if you follow the Novus Ordo calendar) even if you aren't hosting a Garden Party of your own!
Can't wait to see everyone's parties over at Catholic Cuisine on Monday!