Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Brunch on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe!  

I hope you all had a blessed feast!  Originally our plans for the day included the tutor here for five hours followed by a trip into town for a fundraiser/dinner at Chipotle for some dear friends. . . Due to the weather, and hazardous driving conditions, the tutor wasn't able to make it and we stayed home all day.  I was still able to pull together a fun brunch for the children in honor of today's feast, while we all listened to the beautiful Mañanitas CD from Sister Servants and Matins for the Virgin of Guadalupe!

The brunch ended up being such a great alternative to what we have done in the past! (here and here)

We made my Grandmother's and Mom's "crepes" cut into the shape of tilmas with maple syrup, whipped cream and Marionberries for the roses, Aztec hot cocoa with Star shaped marshmallows, Bacon, Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls, Oranges and Orange Juice.  It didn't take long to pull it all together while the children set the table.  And I enjoyed a hot cup of coffee and read The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Empress of the Americas while they enjoyed the feast.

.: Tepayac Hill :.
Similar to last year, I skipped the food for this item and created "Tepayac Hill" with a cake platter, some Our Lady of Guadalupe Fabric, and a statue of Our Lady as a centerpiece for the table.

.: Aztec Cocoa :.
 Mexican Hot Cocoa

.: A Crown of 12 Stars :.
Snowflake Star Marshmallows

.: A Woman Clothed with the Sun :.
Sun Oranges

Orange Juice

.: Crescent Moons :.
Crescent rolls with Ham and Cheese

.: St. Juan Diego's Tilma of Roses :.
Tilma Pancakes with Berry Roses and Whipped Cream

.: Bishop Zumarraga :.
... leftover from St. Nicholas Day! 

.: Crushed Serpents :.
Crushed (and Extra Crispy) Bacon Strips

.: Our Lady of Guadalupe Puzzle and Books :.

We got started on the edges of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Puzzle once again, while listening to Fresh Flowers in Winter.  It's just as hard as I remember! ;)

Our Lady of Guadalupe by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Our Lady of Guadalupe Coloring Book by Mary Fabyn Windeatt
Our Lady of Guadalupe Pop-up by Francis Serrano

Morning Offering to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Heart of my Mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe, I unite to thy purity, thy sanctity, thy zeal and thy love, all my thoughts, words, acts, and sufferings this day, that there may be nothing in me that does not become through thee, a pleasure to Jesus, a gain to souls, and an act of reparation for the offenses against thy Heart. 


  1. Beautiful Feast Day celebration. Actually our Wedding Anniversary also on this Feast, but didn't celebrate this year, no energy with baby due next week. Actually been wondering how I'm going to go celebrating in the future with a baby so close to Christmas, then you made a comment in your last post and i realised you had two birthdays in the last week before Christmas!! I;m in awe!!

  2. I love it! We are definitely doing this next year!

  3. We also didn't do a tea or anything this year. We have been snowed in too, and I was just in survival mode. An autistic child who's routine is disrupted for a week is an ugly thing to deal with, lol. But I love this brunch!

  4. This looks so easy! Very do-able. Thanks for the fun inspiration. Hopefully next kids would love it!

  5. What a lovely brunch you all had! We were blessed to join the Sister Servants this year for the Mañanitas. It was wonderful!!! Maybe one year you and your family can join us!!! God Bless you all. Love, Lori

  6. This is such a lovely way to honor Our Lady. Continued prayers for a fruitful Advent.

  7. love your tablecloth, thanks for sharing your great ideas.


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