|St. Michael the Archangel Statue|
.: Baking Michaelmas Cupcakes :.
We have been making Devil's Food Cake and/or Cupcakes to celebrate Michaelmas since 2008! Assisting St. Michael in defeating the Devil by stabbing "the Devil" with a cocktail (or more commonly Playmobil) sword is looked forward to by all the children, especially a certain little boy who celebrates his "name-day" on this feast!
I had lots of helpers this year, including St. Michael!
(which Snuggles received for his birthday this year)
Yes, that was me back behind the church in the mud and rain (we currently are having the rainiest September, ever) after Mass, cutting a few blackberry branches to use as decorations! ;)
.: Coloring St. Michael:.
Thank you, Miss Charlotte, for the Archangel coloring pages!
.: Michaelmas Blackberry Cobbler :.
I ended up making a blackberry cobbler too since, according to tradition (and Joanna Bogle in her Book of Feasts and Seasons), "blackberries are no good to eat after September 29th because 'the Devil spat on them when he was cast out of Heaven into Hell on Michaelmas'!" I just posted the recipe over at Catholic Cuisine!
.: Apple Puff Pancakes :.
We usually make Apple Chicken, Steamed Carrots, and Angel Hair Pasta for Michaelmas, but Snuggles requested Apple Puff Pancakes and breakfast for dinner sounded perfect today!
(Especially since Sean worked all weekend, trying to get in as many of this pay period's hours in case we do have a government shutdown this coming week... Praying hard for this intention and trying not to worry...)
Once again I had lots of help...
Thankfully I had some big helpers who helped with the dishes and the last of the clean up, so I could take a little break from the kitchen!
.: A Few More Pictures :.
And because we look for any excuse to blow out candles in our home... we lit seven candles for Snuggles 7th name-day and everyone took turns blowing them out! :)
After that it was time to draw the swords!