Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Getting Ready for Michaelmas!
Now we're gearing up for the next feast day we've decided to have a little family celebration for. Michaelmas, or the Feast of Saint Michael and the Archangels, is on Thursday and I've been scouring in the internet and my favorite celebrate-the-liturgical-year-at-home guide (Meredith Gould's "The Catholic Home") looking for ideas.
Sadie's already caught on that there's going to be another party and handed Paul a coloring page of Saint Raphael the Archangel while explaining to him that this was in fact an "archangel!"
So far I downloaded this coloring page from Waltzing Matilda, this one from Catholic Kingdom, the Archangel Coloring page that they have on Coloring Saints, and Sadie spent a while yesterday coloring away.
We also used a coupon to get a low price angel food cake cake tin (thank goodness for the coupon because those things are a little ridiculous for a tin, even with their little legs so that the cake can stand up as it cools!) to make angel food cake (I sense a disaster coming with this baking attempt) and I've been reading about various other food ideas. Catholic Cuisine has Saint Michael Waffles. Catholic Cuisine also has an idea for angel food cake. The site also has one of the best compilations of ideas for Michaelmas that I've seen here, with tons of ideas for food and crafts! And as always Catholic Icing has tons of wonderful ideas too (that's how I tracked down all the coloring pages!).
I asked Paul if he thought we could get a goose to try the recipe in my book, but he seemed to think I was kidding, and thought that goose was a bit out of our price range (I've never actually seen a goose for sale so I had no idea how much they cost).
I'm also brainstorming some ideas involving felt angels, if I have time before Thursday!
I'll take pictures as we go along!
Do you have any plans or ideas for Michaelmas this year?