The Catholic Church now celebrates the season of Christmas.
Christmas is one of the most important days in the church year. It is second only to Easter.
The liturgical season of Christmas begins with the vigil masses on Christmas eve. Our church and home remain ornamented with Christmas lights and decorated until it concludes on the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord. Which this year happens to be January 10th.
It is represented with the color white which symbolizes purity and new life.
It is winter here in Virginia.
Squash is now in season. Both winter and summer squashes are a member of the gourd family.
Some winter squash varieties may be found year round, but the widest variety and selection may be found in the fall and winter months. Squash should be firm and heavy for their size.
My favorite way to enjoy squash is in a soup. This Winter Squash soup is a family favorite!
Brussels Sprouts are also in season. Unfortunately they get a bad rap. I love to roast Brussels Sprouts with some truffle butter in my cast iron skillet.
Another wonderful in season vegetable is chard. Chard is so versatile I love to wilt it and add it to a Frittata for a great breakfast or brunch.
Peace be with you,