Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~

Friday, February 15, 2013

If You Give a Catholic a...

I'm posting this a little after-the-fact so that I can refer back to it next year. My blog is my brain! Ok, maybe thats a bit of an exaggeration but it's not too far fetched to say that it has become my memory bank!  Sometime I don't know how I'd remember things from year to year without it:)

On Fat Tuesday/Mardis Gras, I wrote a little ditty to share that's based on one of our favorite story treasures!  My pre-K gal is particularly loving it right now. This book even has recipes to go with the stories.*Love*
If you know these stories like If You Give A Mouse A Cookie or If You Give A Moose a Muffin, you'll certainly "get it".  If not, oh well, it may just sound silly!
Here goes my little Mardis Gras Ditty:
"If you give a Catholic a pancake TODAY, chances are she will want some chocolate to go with it.  You'll give her some chocolate and she will want to tell you about Mardis Gras.  She'll probably get thirsty and want something to "drink"!  When you give her something to "drink,"  she'll tell you that Mardis Gras is French for Fat Tuesday and she'll ask you for  some ice cream.  While she's eating the ice cream, she's reminded that it's the last day of eating richer, fatty, foods before fasting for Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday.  After eating the ice cream, she realized that's tomorrow!  Chances are she'll want another pancake and some chocolate to go with it!"

*So we made Pancake Party Bowls...
An idea from the book, based on the story If You Give a Pig a Pancake*

We doubled the recipe and spread among 6 tin pie pans and we all had plenty of pancake!
Bake only 10-12 minutes
We sprinkled Mardis Gras colors (yellow, green, purple) in the pancake batter after poured.
These are the fun supplies we used to indulge!
After baking, we "made our own" party bowls...The fruit made me feel better as a Mom.  At least we all had fruit mixed in with all the junk:)
Everyone had fun making their own Pancake Party Bowl Creations!
+These were a fun treat, indeed+
Hope everyone's Lent is going well...Mine has been off to a very uncomfortable start but I'm hanging in there, always mindful that I'm not hanging on a Cross!


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