Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sacred Sunday: A Priestly Dinner



Okay, maybe this isn't "sacred" per se, but it involves the church, our priests and the home school ministry of which I am a part.


This is how I spent my Friday afternoon in service to our priests.  Our home school group has dedicated ourselves to providing meals for our priests every Friday. The priests keep such harrowing schedules. Because of this they have a tendency not to eat right or to eat "on the run" which obviously isn't good for one's overall health. Recently, our pastor underwent coronary bypass surgery and is now recuperating at home. I wanted to come up with something heart healthy and opted to go "Mediterranean".  I invited the older kids of our home schooling ministry to help out and we made a cooking class out of it. My daughter and her friend joined us for the fun. 



My choppers, dicers and mixers!
So, what was on the menu?  


(stuffed with spinach, feta, sun dried tomatoes and olives, 
a modification of the original recipe)
Herb and Garlic Infused Crashed Hot Potatoes
Roasted Veggie Medley


I made double so the Sister household could have it for our dinner too! Yummers!





This is the email I received, Saturday, from Monsignor:


Polly,
The meal was wonderful.  My thanks to you and all the young people.
God Bless all of you!  



Monsignor


That made me very happy indeed.


May God bless all of you today and always!

17 comments:

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

That sounds and looks DELICIOUS!
I think you're a very good cook!
Have a lovely Sunday!
love and hugs

MJ said...

I'm salvating over here!!

What a wonderful and important task to take on. I am sure that the kids will internalize the
"lessons" they are learning and be able to continue this awesome act of service

Julie Schuler said...

I adore Mediterranean! It's sooo tasty and good for you! That sounds like so much fun, too. I always associate homeschooling with being isolated and lonely (at least the times I've contemplated doing it) but if you have such a wonderful group, it makes all the difference!

Thom said...

Now I'm hungry. What an great post. Sounds like a wonderful time. :)

Corrie Howe said...

I agree, looks great. And what great things the older kids are learning...how to cook and how to serve. Send them over to my house next.

Michelle Hoad said...

My ex-husband's mother taught me to cook mediteranean and it is my favorite to this day. The food, not her. We are currently searching for a church home. I would love to have the connection you do to your church. I'm just gonna keep praying about it.

AJ said...

mmmm. This looks delicious and tasty and ... can I come over for dinner?

:) Good job! Looks like it was a hit!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful thing to do! Stopping by from SITS!

Deidra said...

So great of you to share your gift! And it sounds delicious!

Erin said...

Polly - that Greek chicken sounds amazing! Can you post the recipe or email it to me?

I left you a blog award on my blog today!

Tracy said...

looks soooo good

Kathleen said...

What a great way to serve!!

Weezer said...

What a wonderful gift you have. This all looks delicious!
2 questions: Did you get to use your KitchenAid?
and Did Monsignor see you in that apron?

Kimberly said...

Looks good!

I love it when our priest comes for dinner. I like seeing him let his hair down. It makes for an interesting night to say the least.

Helen McGinn said...

Mm mmm! That truly looks divine (sorry, couldn't help myself!). I think I may give this a go...it's definitely my kind of food.

kys said...

Mmmm. The Greek chicken sounds good. I was going to ask if it's hard to make but I guess if a bunch of kids can handle it......,

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

The chicken looks amazing- of course, I haven't had solid food in almost a week so I may be biased!

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