Holy Saturday Forenoon

We had a lovely slowcooker meal planned for Holy Saturday supper, out last Lenten hurrah. Thusly:

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie
1 pound can of refried beans
1 can condensed tomato soup
1 c shredded carrots
1 c frozen peas
3c mashed potatoes (we like garlic mashed for this)
Optional toppings: shredded cheese, parsley, chives, paprika, etc

In crock of slow cooker, combine first 4 ingredients. Cover with mashed potatoes, smoothed to edges. Cook on low 3-4 hours. Top as desired.

So after we has this a-crocked, I remembered my dad saying how every Holy Saturday they would have hamburgers for lunch…wait, lunch? A web search revealed that the 1945 fasting rules said to keep the Lenten fast through “forenoon Holy Saturday.”. See, even God wanted us to make sure our Easter cooking started on Saturday, and He wanted us to taste it first for quality. God is good.

Stay tuned for a wrap-up and an Easter recipe!



About Erin McCole Cupp
Erin McCole Cupp is a wife, mother, and lay Dominican who lives with her family of vertebrates somewhere out in the middle of Nowhere, Pennsylvania. Her short writing has appeared in Canticle Magazine, The Catholic Standard and Times, Parents, The Philadelphia City Paper, The White Shoe Irregular, Outer Darkness Magazine, and the newsletter of her children’s playgroup. She is a contributor to CatholicMom.com and has been a guest blogger for the Catholic Writers Guild. Her other professional experiences include acting, costuming, youth ministry, international scholar advising, and waiting tables. When Erin is not writing, cooking or parenting, she can be found reading, singing a bit too loudly, sewing for people she loves, gardening in spite of herself, or dragging loved ones to visitors centers at tourist spots around the country. Find out more about her novels and other projects at erinmccolecupp.com .

3 Responses to Holy Saturday Forenoon

  1. Sharon says:

    On Thursday afternoons, I help out at Sadie’s school, so I often do crock-pot dinners. Made this one tonight… super easy and yummy! Both girls enjoyed it, and Pat said I should make it more often… “Not that your usual dinners aren’t good…” :-p I think he was just happy to have a break from the beets and swiss chard I’ve been getting from the farmer’s market lately. Anyway, thanks for the recipe… it will go into the Thursday repertoire!

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