Thursday, January 31, 2013

Feast of St. John Bosco

We had a fun filled play date with our church group today celebrating the Feast of St. John Bosco!

What we did:

-read a "condensed" version of this biography

-made our own "Don Bosco juggling balls."  There are several tutorials for making homemade juggling balls.  We used toddler sized childrens socks and filled them halfway with dried kidney beans.  Then rubber band just above the beans and fold the rest of the sock over.  Perfect size for little hands to practice.

-St. John Bosco coloring page.

-ate edible juggling balls in the form of cookie dough bites:)  With lots of gluten allergies in our group, we made this recipe for Raw Cookie Dough Bites .   (I did sub honey for the agave nectar)  Lots of compliments so I think it's a keeper recipe for us.

The kids seemed to really enjoy it.

For this evening, I had an Italian themed meal since St. John Bosco is Italian.  Plans went a little awry after I cut my hand with one of our newly sharpened knives.  So now I'm sporting some sweet Hello Kitty bandaids.  DH took over in the kitchen and instructed Pearl how to make meatballs.  She did all the mixing herself and formed them as well.  She did great!  So proud of her hard work and they were delicious.  We had them over GF noodles with roasted broccoli.  So good.

All in All, a lovely feast.

St. John Bosco, Pray for Us!

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