6 January 2012


Why is it that the world feels brighter on a feast day?  That is certainly the case for us today anyhow.  Despite the blanket of grey overhead, my heart feels lighter and sunny.  

We made little meat pies yesterday for a festal treat today.  M had 2 for lunch and I must add that they travel very well.  They're pretty simple to make, but it goes a little faster if you make them bigger than what we did.  Nonetheless, with little kids, little pies are good.

After a trip to Grandmas for breakfast (a traditional Dutch breakfast no less!), we picked up some supplies for a neat craft.  We made a little dove out of the leftover plastic canvas (from J's baptismal favours), yarn, feathers and googly eyes.  It's super simple, especially for young children.  I think M was a little young for the craft, but 4 or 5 year olds would definitely be good candidates.   In the end, while mommy might have done the work, M certainly enjoyed the product!

Happy Feast!


2 recipes savory dough

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 large tomato, diced finely
1 large onion, diced finely
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp dried parsley
1/2 cinnamon 
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Combine all ingredients together and mix well.  Take section of the dough, roll it out flat and cut out circles of desired size with round cutter.  Take a spoon of meat mixture and place in the centre of a circle.  Pinch edges into a square shape making sure that the ridges are joined securely.  Place on greased baking tray.  

Bake for 10-15 minutes.  Broil on high for 1-2 minutes if needed until golden.  Remove from oven and let sit a few minutes before serving.  Keeps well in fridge or freezer.

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