The one post is three…

Like the obscure reference to Fr. Gaitley’s forthcoming book?  Golly, I do.

I’m going to cover a backlog in one quick post.  Tonight’s dinner is One Pot Macaroni and Cheese with some vegetables thrown in.  I also like to make the cheese a mixture of sharp cheddar, cream cheese, and good old pasturized process American.  That’s some creamy deliciousness right there.

Another vegetarian Pinterest find?  Buffalo Cauliflower.  Perfect for Friday night snacking!

And at last, something I came up with myself.  Using the basic idea of slow cooker polenta, we had the easiest, perhaps cheapest Friday lunch ever today.  Put 3 c water, 2/3 c cornmeal, 1 c cooked/canned pumpkin, 2 T maple syrup, 1/2 t salt, and dashes of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in your slow cooker.  Cook on low 4-6 hours and enjoy.  I put that in around 6am and we came home to a fabulous, warm and cozy lunch after a morning of homeschool field trips.

It's a pot! It's an oven! It's...

Slow Cooker, you’re my hero!

You’re welcome.

In all seriousness, today is The Feast of the Faithfully Departed (a. k. a. All Souls Day).  Our Little Flowers Girls Club is going out to pick trash at the parish graveyard and pray for the souls of those buried there.  In the shower this morning, where all good thoughts arrive, I realized that not to believe in what we call Purgatory is kind of silly.  I mean, if we are made perfect in Christ, then for love of Him, we will voluntarily spend time making amends for the times we hurt Him… I daresay we’ll want to do that even moreso when we’re in Heaven and have the opportunity to be with Him face to face.

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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 .

2 Responses to The one post is three…

  1. Pingback: What can you do with mac-n-cheese? « Mrs. Mackerelsnapper, OP

  2. Pingback: Lent 2013 Challenge Day 13-14: Revived Seafood Mac & Cheese | Mrs. Mackerelsnapper, OP

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