This week I'm not a day late or a dollar short
(well, maybe a dollar short)
We started "The Gardener Plants Paradise"
by painting The Palm Tree --John 12:12-17
I also made a centerpiece for our
counter table top decoration.
Tree of Life's Leaves--Revelation 22:1-5
I made a salad--but I'm the only one who ate it!
(I used the veggies and meat you will see later)
The Tree of Life's Flowers--Isaiah 55:12-13
Bananas and raspberries
The Owl--Psalm 102:6-12
I bought Oreos for the eyes...but got a dud bag, they would not separate without breaking, I tried freezing them, but that didn't work either.
I gave up after trying 12 and only getting one to work (one half that is)
So I decided to use large marshmallows cut in half instead.
The Tree of Life's Fruit--Galatians 5:22-2
I opted for bowl of cherries since they are in season and so delicious!
Roses and Lilies--Songs 2:1-7
Ballerina Rosie painted a rose for our Garden Party and I made Charlotte's Christmas Mints
and put them into these rose molds I've had for like 20 years
My lilies were thin sliced ham wrapped around halved cheese sticks stripped at the top.
(the kiddos didn't think they looked like lilies....but I did!)
We also had Trees of Life--broccoli and cauliflower with dip
(which I added to my salad)
Tree of Life Punch
I used Jessica's palm tree printables for the straw decorations
The Olive Tree--Genesis 8:6-11
I made my New Year's Cheese Ball recipe and
we had it with Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil Triscuits
(I don't care for the Rosemary ones)
along with some flower cut cheese slices
I might have to change the name of that cheese ball again...Olive Cheese Ball?
The kiddos and I had a great time, even though it was like 3:30 before we were done
I should have started way earlier to do this!!
Sweetie Pie cried and cried and kept reaching for something, finally we realized she saw
the Owl cupcakes and would not take "no" for an answer!!
Catholic Cuisine has a ton of other ideas--check it out!