Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

Cooks.com - Recipe - Beer Bread

My kids are not accustomed to seeing beer in the house. Neither Mr. Pete or I ever grew the tastebuds for it. It's not that we're against drinking in moderation, it's just not something that we prefer to do, although I could nurse a mixed drink or a glass of wine at a party all evening.

Last weekend Mr. Pete and I were invited to a dinner as part of our supper club, and we were responsible for bringing the appetizer and the beer! Not being big beer consumers, we were somewhat clueless as to what would be the best beer to purchase but we muddled through and even had some bottles left over to bring home.

This week, as part of his first communion preparation, Noah is required to make a loaf of bread and bring it to church to hand out to someone in the congregation. ...sigh

So guess what kind of bread we're gonna make?

Cooks.com - Recipe - Beer Bread: "BEER BREAD
3 c. flour
3 tbsp. sugar
1 can beer - room temp.
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
Mix good by hand - put in a greased bread pan and smooth off top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour."

Noah's Beer Bread

Republished look back from 2005!