Today is Saturday which means it is the day of one of my favorite outside farmers markets. I would of headed out to pick all the lovely produce for the week alas it is raining cats and dogs outside. So I decided to stay outside next to fire and plan out the foods I will need for this week for my family and for our holiday fare . I will be making food for our simple feast on Ostara, a special Ostara meal for my family and a dish for Egg Day (more about that tomorrow) which needs to be a potluck dish.
For Our simple feast I will be making soft mead. Real mead is all well and good but it will make me want to sleep about 5 min later. Soft Mead can also be made day of and can be shared with little ones. I will also be making sunshine eggs a la pookapages.com http://www.pookapages.com/Kitchen.htm. If you have a little Witchlet or even if you don’t I highly recommend pooka pages. Just adorable and quite informative.
Then there is the family dinner to plan. Here is a secret for family sabbats I try to serve round food. I think they repersent the wheel of the Year well and they are so versatile. For Imbolc I made quich heave on the cream and the cheese and for Ostara i’m thinking maybe pizza. I do love to make pizza for Sabats as it makes a lovely wheel and you can top it with what ever is seasonally and symbolically appropriate. Not to mention the family LOVES it which makes it even more a joyous occasion. Which just leaves me the pot luck dish to come up with and I am thinking maybe a leek tart. humm that sounds yummy.
What are you making for Ostara? do you have family food traditions?