July 9, 2008
Yesterday I heard Sam in the kitchen so I asked from another room what he was doing "Oh, just something". He had found a "recipe" for altar breads in one of Frodo's First Communion packets and made a couple so he could have "real" hosts for "Mass".
This day Sam was the priest. (notice the bare feet! *snicker*)
Frodo was the altar boy, later they added Merry but I missed that one. As you can see our "church" needs a bit of cleaning up.
Here is the congregation (I'm not sure what happened to Pippin's pants! He does wear pants to Mass!) I asked Rosie later if Pippin behaved during "Mass" to which she replied, "Yes, but we brought toys so that's why he behaved." (Incidentally, we do not bring toys ... or cheerios... to Mass)
Later Frodo was in the kitchen trying his hand at Altar Breads.
Frodo is in complete awe of our good priest. I had to laugh... not too long ago he told me he wants to "grow his hair out" (that is, not the usual buzz that I give my boys) he said he wants his hair to be just like our priest! (who is going to argue against imitating a good priest, by all means we'll grow your hair out) The next day Frodo sheepishly said "I wish my hair wasn't blond... I'd like it to be brown... like Fr. J's" I had to tell him he'll just have to be satisfied with the hair he has as I'm not dying it brown!
Yes indeed, pan fried altar breads. ?!
Sam is now on his 5th or so batch of altar breads experimenting along the way. Later he said that these altar breads are yellowy and asked why the hosts at church are so white. I suggested that our flour is unbleached and likely whoever makes them uses bleached flour. So up on the grocery list went bleached flour. :)