Despite my lack of posting recently, I have been cooking away for Easter dinner and for tonight’s “Divine Mercy” Sunday vigil. Or, better, Dominica in Albis Depositis’ vigil. Today, the Sunday in the Octave of Easter gets the latter name, “The Sunday on which the White Garments are Laid Aside,” because the newly baptized wore their baptismal garments (white) for the whole octave, only putting them aside today.
Anyway, despite my liturgical circuitousness, I wanted to post tonight’s dinner menu:
I made a Cucumber-Shrimp Gazpacho,
a “French” Potato Salad,
Turkey-Chicken Burgers with Basil Mayonnaise (the latter is not pictured),
and Chocolate Panna Cotta with Raspberry-Port-Balsamic Sauce on top (and a sprig of mint).
The mint sprig was the bright idea of Br. Joe Trout, who was one of my two co-chefs in the creation of this lovely dinner (the other being Br. Jude McPeak).
Simply, it went very nicely.
I can post the recipes for those interested; no item was very difficult to make and did not require very exotic ingredients. Any amateur chef could easily replicate a dinner like this.
Yours in Christ,
Br. James Dominic, OP