Barb Szyszkiewicz shares ideas for celebrating the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Meatless Friday.
There's no reason you can't celebrate the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary on a Meatless Friday.
Tami Kiser suggests baking and decorating a cake. This doesn't have to be complicated: check out this simple way Tami uses seasonal fruit to top a birthday cake for Mary.
There's no reason you couldn't take this idea and run with it at lunch or dinner, topping a homemade pizza with veggies in that same Marian Monogram shape.
Danielle Bean made a video showing how easy it is to make a Blueberry Coffee Cake to celebrate this day! Blue is a color traditionally associated with the Blessed Mother.
If you prefer Blueberry Muffins, they're also easy to make—and the kids can help. Try my mom's favorite recipe!
Breakfast for dinner is always a hit, so continuing with the blueberries-for-Mary theme, you can whip up some Lemon Blueberry Pancakes.
Need some ideas for a meatless lunch or dinner on this special day? We have plenty!
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Barb Szyszkiewicz, senior editor at CatholicMom.com, is a wife, mom of 3 young adults, and a Secular Franciscan. Barb enjoys writing, cooking, and reading, and is a music minister at her parish. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information at Cook and Count. Barb is the author of The Handy Little Guide to Prayer and The Handy Little Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours, available from Our Sunday Visitor.