Two for Others Tuesday: Good Things, Sweet Dreams… and 3-day Meat Sale?!

Serve others in Christ's name

One Good Thing by Jillee: Jillee is full of all sorts of ideas and such for homemade, frugal living. I just made her slow cooker Greek yogurt between yesterday and today. In spite of it being made by me and involving not one but two electrical appliances, it came out wonderfully. Jillee is kind of famous, so my linking to her is mostly for the benefit of others who haven’t yet seen her recipes for homemade laundry detergent and the like. If you like to DIY to SSC (save some cash), get to know Jillee.

Sweet Dreams is a local organization that provides free cakes for celebrations held by families who otherwise couldn’t provide such treats. Our family has not one but two birthdays in Lent, so as I pondered how we are going to manage birthday dinners and desserts under our 2013 Lenten Challenge rules, Sweet Dreams came to mind. We don’t plan on asking them for cakes, because our “poverty” will be voluntary, and we’ll come up with some way to manage birthday celebrations in the spirit of Lent. For instance, Mr. Mackerelsnapper is one of the birthday celebrants, but his feast day is 3/19, so that might be a day of steak and cake to make up for it. Anyway, Sweet Dreams is an organization that spreads joy. That’s worth celebrating.  If you’re local and you like to bake, get in touch.

Now, an unrelated thing about our local area…. if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may have heard me call our area “the far eastern branch of the Bible belt.” This is a place where the local buffet restaurant has “Seafood Night” on Thursday but “Prime Rib Night” on Friday. The attached grocery store also has, for the week leading up to Lent:

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Yep. Home sweet home.

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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 .

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