We topped the waffles with blackberry topping, which I made by boiling frozen blackberries in a bit of water with a squeeze or two of honey. Blackberries are no good to eat after this date each year, according to legend. The reason is because the devil landed in a blackberry bush when St. Michael tossed him out of heaven, and then he spit on the fruit. Well, our blackberries were frozen and thus avoided devil saliva, but the legend is fun, anyway. ;) We also had blackberry Kashi breakfast bars as a snack later in the day!
We also had some whipping cream which I had purchased for some other recipe that never materialized... so I whipped it up just for fun so we could go all-out with our waffles. Usually it is just waffles with a bit of butter... I also give the girls plain yogurt and applesauce to dip them in, and sometimes maple syrup. Caroline always eats a ton of waffles, blackberry topping and whipped cream or not. I think she ate SIX of them on this morning!
Here is Caroline's coloring page of the Archangels... and a drawing she did of them as well. You can see their initials written beside each one for identification purposes! God is the huge one in the middle with the curly hair (I guess that is what that is! ;).
An oh-so-flattering picture of the girls helping to make the cupcake batter. We made devil's food cake cupcakes from the King Arthur whole grains baking cookbook.
Here is dinner, a wonderful suggestion made by others in Catholic Mom Blog-land (because again, I don't have to think about it and can reuse it each year): angel hair pasta (no explanation necessary, right?), steamed carrots (Rafael is the patron of eyesight), and apple chicken (harvest of apples associated with this time of year).
I quickly printed off a few images of St. Michael defeating the devil and taped toothpicks to the backs so they'd stand up in the cupcakes...
...and then the girls reenacted St. Michael's defeat of the devil using cocktail swords! This time, Cecilia did not injure her mouth on the swords. Learning from natural consequences at work. ;)