Category Archives: Food

What’s For Dinner?

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

Posted in Food | Leave a comment

What’s For Dinner

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

Posted in Food, My Family | Leave a comment


Peanut butter cookies. I forgot to score the third batch with the fork. The young miss didn’t seem to mind.

Posted in Food | Leave a comment

Salsa and Spices

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

Posted in Food | Tagged | Leave a comment


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

Posted in Food, My Family | Leave a comment


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

Posted in Food, My Family, Parish Life | Tagged , | Leave a comment


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

Posted in Food | 2 Comments


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.

Posted in Food | Leave a comment

Doubters and Brothers and Twins

I had lunch with a priest friend today. Some nice Indian food seemed a perfect way to accompany a mealtime chat on the feast of the apostle to India Later tonight, I noticed Jim Martin’s essay on Thomas, plus the … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Saints, Scripture | Leave a comment

Dietary Shift

Out of the hospital long enough to look in on 4:45 Mass, hit the grocery store and make dinner for the young miss and myself. How much of this food will the patient* be able to consume upon her return … Continue reading

Posted in Food, My Family | Leave a comment

What’s For Lunch

The young miss finishes up her last final exams today. Summer vacation beckons. She’ll be getting home in an hour or so. Algebra is hard work, so we have a little chicken korma and fruit-flavored rice prepared to start the … Continue reading

Posted in Food, My Family | Leave a comment

You Can’t Just Haul A Cooler of Wine to Mass

… and come away with a chest of Blood. Artist Sebastian Errazuriz suggests that his supply of vino was … inadvertently blessed by the priest while turning wine into the blood of Christ during the Eucharist. Well, no. It doesn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Food | 4 Comments

Passing Over and Looking Good

Archbishop Dolan has been getting poked here and there for political and theological particulars spouted on his recent rightmedia appearances. Here he is at the HuffPo speaking briefly on Holy Week and Easter. This is good material. No question he’s … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Liturgy, The Blogosphere | Leave a comment

Fasting and Numbers

Saint Jerome once said: When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting. It was a busy day at the parish, bigger than any other Sunday of the year, even Parent’s Weekend. But I did take time to … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Parish Life | 1 Comment

Revealing Diet

Deacon Greg linked the details of Archbishop Dolan’s diet, and I have some questions. I know that the Jovial One has been dieting from reading his blog. But is it appropriate, even if the patient has given the thumbs up, … Continue reading

Posted in Food | Leave a comment