Saturday, April 24, 2010

Good Shepherd's Garden Party ~ Week 3

As I mentioned before, our week has been a difficult one due to some little illnesses here and there. This is why I am so thankful to Jessica for working with me to come up with these once a week plans because I know that if we were still doing a daily activity, this week would have been a total bust!

I did make one last minute change to make this week's menu plans work better for us. I wish I had thought of it sooner to let you know about it, but alas, my brain is slow these days.

Back when we were looking for ideas and I came across the recipe for Tuoni e Lampi (Thunder and Lightning) it sounded fun to say and looked simple enough to prepare (which Jessica confirmed). But I completely forgot that chickpeas are the same thing as garbanzo beans which my husband can't eat. Ugh! Since it's a recipe I haven't tried before, I didn't want to ruin it by substituting a different bean. So here is what our Week 3 Garden Party looked like instead:

We had...

Sun Pizza
He didn't look that menacing before baking!

Rainbow Kabobs

with Whipped Creamy Clouds

Your hail might not get this big, but ours sure does!

Rain with Lightning Straws
We used light blue Gatorade.

and Windy Cupcakes

Can't wait to see all of the creative interpretations of this week's symbols over at Catholic Cuisine on Monday!


  1. Ooohhhh! EVERYTHING looks so fun and festive!!! I LOVE IT!!

    What a GREAT idea for the sun!!


    I'm enjoying the weekly celebration as well.

    Your framework has been a tremendous help. I've been improvising but doubt I would even be getting that far without your generous sharing of ideas.

    My entire family is wrapped up in the Easter season.

    Pax Christi - Lena

  3. Hope everyone is feeling better now?

  4. Wow! I love the rainbow kabobs and the pizza sun!

  5. I love your pizza sun! What a great alternative to the cupcakes.

    Thanks so much for sharing your celebration. :)

    I hope you all get to feeling better soon.

    God bless!

  6. Everything looks great! Thank you so mych for these ideas. Our Easter season will always be celebrated with excitement. I hope everyone is feeling better.


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