Wednesday, November 23, 2016

#WorthRevisit: Saint Zita: The Little Cook

In honor of all the Little Cooks that will be helping out Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner preparations, I thought I would share a post I wrote on Saint Zita. Please remember to say a little prayer for those little cooks in the kitchen this week. My boys love being in the kitchen so I need to do a better job of including them in meal time preparations. I am beyond excited about the upcoming holidays and all the fun memories that they involve. We already got to celebrate Friendsgiving this past Sunday so we are all eager with anticipation for Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas!

This is my contribution to #WorthRevisit with Theology is a Verb and Reconciled to You:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Saint Zita, The Little Cook

Today was an insanely crazy day! I started the day at my Nanny job and then it was a whirlwind of dropping our cat at the vet for shots, taking Goalie to therapy and then to school and then jumping to preparing for our apartment inspection and the kids sporting events today. Did I mention the boys had soccer and football at the same time today! All in all, today might have been crazy but it wasn't all that bad. I am disappointed I was unable to hit the gym today but that means I'll just have to run even father tomorrow to make up for it!

It is funny how today is the feast of Saint Zita because she was a servant and I am sure her days were much more busier than mine could ever possibly be. Her motto was "A servant is not holy if she is not busy; lazy people of our position is fake holiness". She is the patron saint of maids and domestic servants/workers. I was shocked to learn that she is also called upon to find lost keys! There is a beautiful story of a day she stayed at church longer than intended on her baking day but when she returned home she found that angels had prepped all the dough in neat rows and all she needed to do was place it in the oven. This is how she got the nickname "The Little Cook"

In honor of Saint Zita, I thought it would be fun for the boys to be their own "little cooks". Goalie and I attended a "Kids in the Kitchen" class about a month ago and we received the cutest little recipe book for attending the class. 

I thought making little pizzas would be the most time efficient and since Saint Zita was Italian, it seemed appropriate! Baking bread is a traditional way to honor Saint Zita but the boys only had an hour before it was bed since we had so many extracurriculars today so bread would have taken a little to much time for us to enjoy tonight. 

The boys had a blast making their mini pizzas! I also really enjoyed it because we had leftover veggies that needed to be eaten and there was little prep and mess! I highly recommend having a mini pizza party with your family.

Lately I have been allowing my daily duties to become "burdens". Reading about this patient, kind and hard working Saint has reminded me that I should complete my duties in a prayerful manner and be gracious for the abundant blessings that have been given to myself and my family. 

Dear follower of the Son of God,
You desired to become a servant
And died the death of a slave.
You were not only a faithful maid-servant
But a practical lover of the poor.
Like Mary You could have said:
"Behold the handmaid of the Lord."
Prompt domestics to be just and charitable,
Seeing in their employers children of God
And setting an example for them
as servants of God.

Saint Zita, pray for us!


  1. Shared on my blog FB page. Enjoyed it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    1. Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!