Pentecost Celebration

Pentecost is Sunday. I won’t be doing much cooking for a while, so it’s nice to look back at what we’ve done before.

Catholic Cuisine has loads of ideas for Pentecost. We usually choose simple ones for our meals: red tablecloth, fruit salad (without dressing), and cupcakes with tongues of fire. The chocolate cupcakes are from a boxed mix, allergen free (no eggs, dairy, or wheat) and just simple canned icing from Duncan Hines.

The main meal is Sunday-worthy, usually chicken, to remind us of the symbol of the Holy Spirit as a dove descending. One year I made wings from this recipe for the feast of St. James. They are very good. But all of a sudden I’m getting a craving for some hot wings, which would be a great combination of the fire and the wings of the dove. But the boys aren’t crazy about “spicy”.

Last year we ate on the screened porch; lovely weather, lovely feast.

Our tongues of fire cupcakes:

Our 12 Fruit Salad. We aren’t fond of melons except watermelon and citrus fruits, so our combo last  year included: kiwi, watermelon, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, grape, apple, nectarine, peach, plum, cherry. Serve over pound cake for the adults and a dollop of whipped cream.

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