Advent Cauliflower!


Tomorrow, we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent!  On our walk to the market yesterday, Adam and I discovered this lone Advent Cauliflower, which seemed destined for a special First Sunday of Advent feast. Despite the fact that it looks somewhat radioactive, the cauliflower in question claims to be organic and locally grown.  I’ll let you know if purple cauliflower tastes different than it’s white brother!

The feast will need to take place midday, since Eric has an orchestra concert tomorrow night. I’m contemplating a variety of “purple” food to compliment this lovely penitential produce.  One potential menu item is Fr. Leo’s Purple Sauce.  Does anyone have a great cauliflower recipe to share?

Here’s the one I’m considering:


* 1 head cauliflower
* 1 bunch broccoli
* 2 small onion, sliced and separated
* 1/2 cup mayonnaise
* 1/3 cup vegetable oil
* 1/3 cup vinegar
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon pepper
* 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Wash and trim broccoli and cauliflower. Break cauliflower and broccoli into florets. Combine remaining ingredients except bacon. Toss gently and chill several hours or overnight Garnish with bacon.

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What are your plans for celebrating the First Sunday of Advent?


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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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