Okay I'm not a professional chef, but I can cook a nice filling meal for my family of 11 people! I can't make a fancy Passover/Holy Thursday meal, but we ate lamb just the same!
Early this morning, after my older girls and I read the free excerpt from Monica's book "A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families", the girls wanted me to make lamb. Well, that is not a meal I could even begin to create. So I started giving them ideas of things I could make which could be our new family tradition for Holy Thursday.
The girls loved the idea of Sheppard's Pie. I made 2 -13x9 inch casserole pans of Sheppard's pie (with beef) to feed everyone -that's as close as I got to making lamb. I also used Monica's excerpt to make Haroset for the little bit of Matzah we happened to have on hand.
We didn't have enough Matzah to go around and feed everyone, so the girls wanted to make some simple whole wheat flat biscuits. While they made the dough, I quickly drew them a picture of how to shape and arrange the biscuits on the pan. They did a great job recreating my picture.
So we struck the Shepherd's pie and the biscuit sheep dispersed (Mark 14:27b). We ate our cute little unblemished lamb who takes away the hunger of the family (John 1:29) along with that tasty Haroset!
Thanks Monica, for inspiring us to start a new family tradition!!
Maybe next year I can make real lamb, but the kids loved the "biscuit lamb" so much I'm sure we'll have to create it again! They might even what to make it for Easter, too!
May you all have a blessed Good Friday!