Been preparing for Michaelmas over the last few days. Put the finishing touches on the autumn trees and brought out the pinecone hedgehogs. Switched out our "Waldorf" picture. Made a Michaelmas Candle. I modged-podged cut out tissue paper on a glass pillar candle based on this transparency I love. I have seen other "dragon candles" out there, but I wanted to make sure that we were focusing on the dragon aspect too much and forgetting that this is a celebration of the angels.
I think if I do this next year the background and angel will need to be a different color to make him stand out, but we know he's there. Was planning on lighting the candle each night to do a basic St. Michael "novena" - just praying the St. Michael Protection Prayer - to teach Henry, but our first two nights were a bust thanks to a melt down and then an unplanned sleepover at Grandmas. Oh well, there's always next year.
I think we'll be doing our feast on Saturday since the husBen works Sunday and Monday evenings and I can't wait for the blackberry deserts I only make once a year! I'm planning on using up some chicken breasts and drumsticks that are in the freezer instead of a whole chicken, so if you have a recommendation for a good spicy drumstick recipe shoot it my way. My husband loves hot and spicy food and this is a good opportunity for me to make him something (while the rest of us can eat more temperately flavored chicken breasts).