Friday, May 4, 2007

Just Start

When I hear a busy mother with little ones say they cannot feast, it is just not possible to do with the children, I want to say, "No, now is the perfect time to start"! Feasting is just a part of developing a love for Sabbath living. If you can't pull off a feast, than just talk to your children about preparing for worship. Help them to realize the importance of setting the Sabbath aside as a special day. For my 3 year old, simply reciting the 4th Commandment at our Sabbath Feast and drinking out of his small wine glass is enough to realize this is a special meal. He could care less if we have PB&J or Filet Mignon. I have heard from those with older children that it is so hard to start later because it becomes awkward for the kids if it is not already a tradition. So, if you are someone who desires to start the tradition of making this a special time, but fill it is impossible to pull off, just start with anything to make this meal different. It will eventually grow into something great.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Fiesta Recipes

I lost my recipe that I promised you. I have found another one. We will see how it works. I have decided the rest of the menu. Main dish will be the fajitas. We will also have black beans and rice, chips with salsa and guacamole. For dessert it will be a chocolate cake with raspberry filling (because you have to have cake pictures for the first birthday) and the Haagen Daaz Mexican Ice Cream that Anne suggested. I will also do grilled pineapples. Enjoy the recipes!!

# ¼ cup Triple Sec
# ¼ cup Tequila
# 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
# ¼ cup fresh lime juice
# 2 teaspoons cumin
# ½ teaspoon salt
# 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
# 3 garlic cloves, minced

I will marinate my shrimp and london broil in this and then mix it with the onions and peppers.

Grilled Pineapple


* 1 pineapple, cut into 8 wedges , then cut into fourths
* 1/2 cup dark rum (or tequila)
* 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
* 1/4 cup honey
* 1/4 cup orange juice
* skewers

Mix rum, brown sugar, honey, and orange juice together until sugar is dissolved. Preheat Grill. Thread pineapple slices onto skewers. Place on the grill and baste with rum sauce. Cook kebabs for about 10 minutes, turning and basting occasionally.
Sponsored Links

Monday, April 30, 2007

Birthday Plans

I am planning our big fiesta for the weekend. I cannot believe Jack will be 1. I know everyone always says that, but I REALLY can not believe it!! We are going Mexican since he is a Cinco de Mayo baby, and My husband is a Spanish teacher and will take any opportunity to fix Margaritas. Not that Jack will have them. I am still planning the menu, but for the main dish I am thinking Grilled Margarita Shrimp and Steak Fajitas. I am tweaking the recipe I found, so I will post it tomorrow. I will more than likely do black beans and rice. That is a favorite in our home and something Jack can eat. I am stuck on everything else. Any suggestions?