Saturday, 26 March 2016 16:15

Good Friday Tradition - By Gloria Mendoza

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Been up since 5:00 a.m. Today is my Lenten meal day. Here's my menu: Beans w/chicos, salmon patties (rellenos de pescado) w/green chile, torrejas w/red chile, quelites (spinach), macaroni w/tomato and cheese, calabasitas (zucchini squash w/corn), sopa w/caramel syrup and capiratoda (sopa w/a milk syrup), peach dessert. This is a traditional meal I grew up with every Holy Thursday and Good Friday. My mother would cook for two days. She would bring out her small glass scalloped dessert dishes and serve everything she made in individual dish, cover the food with a clean, new tea towel and cover the food with it. She set all these up on a tray. The recipients of our meal would then clean each dish and fill them up with what they cooked for that day and send to our home. A tradition which has died and which I try to keep alive. I am now teaching my granddaughters and daughter-in-laws our tradition and recipes. At twelve o'clock sharp we stop all we are doing and pray the rosary. For 3 hours nobody in my house can here music, watch TV, and concentrate on the crucifixion of Our Lord and thank HIM for dying for our sins. This, my friends, are the traditions I grew up knowing. I try to pass all this on to my family. God bless your families as we ready for the resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. HAPPY EASTER! ✝

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