We’re preparing our St. Joseph’s Altar for tomorrow, and we’ve been working on something I’d like to share!
Traditionally on St. Joseph’s Altar, there are symbolic pastries made in the shapes of crosses, ladders, staffs, sandals, doves, flowers, fish, and more! They’re decorated with dry fig, and are not always eatable. Here is an example of the ‘real thing’ (You can find a recipe here)
Have you heard of fava beans? They were food for cattle, but in times of famine one was considered lucky to have them to eat. They’re very traditional to have on St. Joseph’s Altar. We don’t actually have any real fava beans, but we did make this craft:
Come back tomorrow to see our whole altar, or head over the Evann’s St. Joseph’s Altar Blog Fest tomorrow- we’ll be there!