Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Michaelmas, according to modern Americans.

Happy Michaelmas everyone! For us, Michaelmas is just another way to celebrate the fall season, cause our family can never get enough of that! If you don't know what Michaelmas is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michaelmas

Roast chicken russet potatoes. It's supposed to be duck, but chicken tasted better.

Blackberry apple oat crumble. Oats are important on Michaelmas, because the oat harvest is in September, and Michaelmas is your last chance to eat blackberries, because after today, the devil spits on them, and they're not safe to eat.

Pride and prejudice. The first time we ever celebrated Michaelmas, about six years ago maybe, we watched the A&E Pride and Prejudice, because Bingley moves into Netherfeild at Michaelmas, and the tradition just stuck.

Lots of tea, coffee and hot cocoa... It's finally cold enough to drink it!

Michaelmas Daisies. Mom couldn't find the right ones this year, but we still have purple daisies on the table.

Every year it gets a little more involved. Sometimes we even dress-up at dinner in Medieval costumes. This year though I am saving my costume for the fair, and might not wear it today. So read St. George and the Dragon... or have some oatmeal. There! You're celebrating an old Medieval Catholic holiday too!


Katie said...

why is it called michaelmas if it has to do with st george?

donna o said...

You all have taken traditions to a new level :0). Enjoy the food of the day :0)!