Ss. Peter and Paul Tents and Fish

by | Jun 12, 2023 | June Recipes, Member Recipes | 0 comments

Ss. Peter and Paul Tents and Fish

This is more of a concept than a recipe and as much an activity as a meal, but I wanted to share it as an example of how catechism and food are tied together in our home. Whether it’s as simple as an apple on the feast of Ss. Adam and Eve or as complex as turducken and crème brûlée on the feast of the Holy Trinity, food is a way to bring people together and start a conversation, sometimes with whatever happens to be in the pantry.

Ingredients
  

For the tents:

  • Graham crackers
  • Square or rectangular crackers
  • Square or rectangular cookies

For the fish:

  • Goldfish crackers
  • Goldfish grahams
  • Gummy fish candy

Optional extras:

  • Frosting, nutella, melted chocolate, cream cheese, or peanut butter as a mortar to hold the tents together
  • Cheese slices to add to cracker tents
  • Nuts, fruit, or cheese cubes on the side
  • Pretzel sticks and shoelace or pull and peel licorice to make a fishing pole
  • Ice cream, cake, cupcakes, muffins, yogurt, or pudding as a base

Instructions
 

  • There are a LOT of ways one could go about this, so many as to make it difficult to provide instructions. But hopefully this will provide some inspiration. Basically, you’ll want to decide if you’re going sweet or savory, and if the goal is to provide a meal, snack or dessert, then choose your ingredients accordingly. I help little kids as needed, but mostly I give instructions then let kids come up with their own creation.
  • Balance two square or rectangle cookies or crackers together, use a mortar across the top edge to hold them together if desired. Place them on top of a baked good or dish of something if you’d like. Add some fish. Add optional extras on the side.
  • Once your creation is finished, pray the collect prayer for the day and the “Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, Intercede for Us” prayer. Use an object blessed by a pope or bishop if you’ve got it, or a priest or deacon if you’ve got that, for an indulgence. While eating, read Galatians 2:7-14 and talk about how the example of Peter and Paul can teach us about working through important disagreements in a charitable and productive way.

Notes

These prayers and readings and instructions for the blessed objects indulgence are included in The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion. More about Peter and Paul and their dispute, reconciliation, and martyrdoms can be found in The Catholic All Year Compendium.

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