about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
Vatican II pages
Jim McCrea on A Benedict Man? Liam on DPPL 8: The Term “Devoti… Jen on Revolution? FrMichael on Wedding Extras emmasrandomthoughts on A Benedict Man? Fred on Wedding Extras Liam on Pope Francis on Creativity… emmasrandomthoughts on Revolution? Devin on Adventures in Second Marr… Donna Webb on Funeral Lectionary: Wisdom…
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Category Archives: Food
Today was First Communion for our parish’s youngsters. I had some fun with the group. Neither priest showed up at the group rehearsal yesterday–that’s not a big deal actually. It’s one of the jobs of a liturgist to make sure … Continue reading
In an alphabetical listing of posts on this web site, we have a new last entry. After church tonight, I sautéed a small zucchini in olive oil. I added poppy seeds. I wanted a hint of sweetness and I noticed the young … Continue reading
Okay, so I have a few questions about the Australians considering a restoration of year-round Friday abstinence from meat. Why do we need bishops to tell us when not to eat meat? The US bishops have advocated abstinence and fasting … Continue reading
The young miss is in transit. As you see above, white has replaced gray and brown. Meanwhile, below, I have some wok-grilled chicken that I first browned, then poached in tomato juice, and then when it reduced, I poured in … Continue reading
In the old days (before adolescence) I frequently prepared a hot breakfast for the young miss. In the modern era, maximizing sleep is a concern. There is often a single-digit number of minutes between waking and running for the bus. … Continue reading
I thought I had the fixings for chicken korma, or one of the variations I spring on the family. I like to use mango. Or pears in a pinch. I forgot to drop raisins in it. So I sautéed garam … Continue reading
The school district messaged parents mid-afternoon: no classes tomorrow and an extra day of Christmas vacation. I expect people to be sleeping in, so it looks like I’ll get a stack of work done. Before baking cookies and putting together … Continue reading
Taking the morning off, as I have appointments spread later into the afternoon and early evening, and Mass tonight at 9:15. The young miss liked my last pot of potato soup. My wife complained that she likes meat in her … Continue reading
Been cooking the past few days. Don’t ask why; I just get in a mood. With the Iowa heat wave of ’13 in full swing, no idea why the family has been getting hot meals the past few nights. Tonight, … Continue reading
Peanut butter cookies. I forgot to score the third batch with the fork. The young miss didn’t seem to mind.
The young miss has been requesting salsa since Friday. I have a favorite space blend I use as a rub for meat as well as for this corn chip dip: coriander, cumin, and paprika. For salsa, I usually add a … Continue reading
The young miss had some stomach upset yesterday. This has been a long and demanding school year for her. From the low of losing one of her pets Monday to birthday Tuesday, it wasn’t a total surprise that on top … Continue reading
Since my big-loss diet of almost two years ago, I’ve enjoyed being lighter. But I’ve also struggled with the aftermath: putting some pounds back on and taking them off again, confronting my pattern to eat to soothe myself, watching when … Continue reading
On the snack menu for Supe Sunday: French Toast laced with lots of vanilla for pre-game. Hummus or salsa, each laced with olives, for the first half. White corn chips and thin-sliced french bread, respectively for the dipping. Ginger beer … Continue reading
What’s for dinner? Leftovers. I had some cooked chicken from the other night. Refried with garlic, corn, and melon seed pasta. Tomato juice and a pat of cream cheese. Simmer till the pasta is done and then sprinkle with basil.