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Having Earth Day and Good Friday fall on the same day was interesting. Good Friday normally has me focused on the suffering and crucifixion of Christ on the cross. However I started today by reading Psalm 8, one of the creation Psalms, and I found myself focused on God as creator of the earth.
In honor of the day, I have an egg story and recipe for you.
While my sister and I were cleaning out my parent’s house, one of my mother’s best friends took us out to lunch. We went to one of her favorite restaurants called The Egg and I. The menu was wonderful because it listed the ingredients for all of the egg oriented dishes. I found just the combination I wanted under Mediterranean Frittata, but I had never heard of a frittata. Our server explained that it was a egg dish cooked in a skillet. It was sort of like an open faced omelet or a quiche without a crust. I tried it, and it was delicious.
Since then it has become my favorite way to cook eggs. My husband still prefers an omelet, so this works perfectly. I start my frittata cooking on one burner in a skillet, while I devote more time to watching out for his omelet in the omelet pan.
Here is my favorite frittata. I serve it with a sweet potato sprinkled with cinnamon.
Spray a small skillet with cooking spray. Lightly beat three eggs and pour them in the skillet. On top of the eggs, put grilled onions and 2-3 handfuls of fresh spinach. On top of the spinach put 2-3 thin slices of mozzarella cheese. The skillet will be full because of the spinach. Put the lid on the skillet. Cook on medium high heat until you can hear the eggs cooking. Then reduce the heat to low and cook until the spinach is completely wilted and the mozzarella is melted. Slide the frittata out of the pan onto a plate.
Here is part of Psalm 8. See if you don’t agree it is perfect for both Earth Day and Good Friday mediation.
“O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens…When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor."
This one Psalm praises God who created the earth as well as the “Son of Man.” one of the titles Jesus used for himself.
I found it strange to have Earth Day fall in the middle of Passover. Normally I'm very eco-conscious, but this one week a year I use a lot of disposables- making a kosher Passover kitchen is a lot of hard work. So I bake in foil pans, use paper plates and paper napkins, when the rest of the year I'm using cloth napkins, real dishes and pans, etc.
And Earth Day often falls during this time! Why can't Earth Day be in May?
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