Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday of the Second Week in Lent

From my missal...Today's Epistle ( Genesis 7:6-22) and Gospel ( Matthew 21:33-46) draw a parallel between Joseph, sold into slavery by his brothers and Jesus, the well-beloved Son of the Father, put to death.......(these) inform us that our Christian vocation is a privilege but one which requires our fidelity.

Fidelity. Faithfulness. Describes a recent discussion with a friend, another mother. Wow. I talk about this to a friend and then read about fidelity in my missal. Serendipitous.

I bought an Easter book today - the story of Easter, of joy, of redemption. A picture book , filled with luminous illustrations. For reading..the story is touching...for strewing...the illustrations are lovely.

I made another meatless dinner, another Lenten recipe. Named after a priest friend, who used to regularly make this for Friday lunch for me and the boys. Years ago. After a homeschool morning of Mass and odd jobs and errands with six then seven kids.... Brings back memories....

Fr. Michael's Tuna

500g pasta
1 425g tin tuna
600ml cream or reduced fat cream
1 punnet mushrooms or 1 tin champignons
1 large onion
Salt, pepper
A tablespoon tomato paste and/or 1/2 cup white wine

While pasta is cooking, saute chopped onion and sliced mushrooms in a little olive oil. Add paprika and cook for a minute or so. Add cream, stirring all the time, followed by the addition of tomato paste, wine, oregano, flaked tuna, seasoning. Bring to a gentle boil. Allow to simmer while pasta is cooking. Then stir through cooked pasta and serve with a green salad. Very nice. Thank you, Fr M!

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