It seems to be a post Halloween tradition now, eating dinner the following night at the kitchen table by the light of the pumpkins. I think it stems from not getting pumpkins carved until after Halloween! And here it is just 13 more days till Christmas. The even actually took place on All Saints Day, November 1st. We turned it into a minor celebration of the "saints that have come before." Though All Saints originated to celebrate canonized saint's it now often celebrates all "believers living in this life and the next." We've lost saints in our lives over the last five years with the passing of my grandmother, my father and my husband's grandmother. These people were dear to us and dinner that night, by "pumpkin" light gave us a chance to talk briefly about their lives, their influences on us and their relationships with the boys.
|Cat and Moon|
|Moussaka, untopped, for the freezer|