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4 Dishes to Serve in Celebration of The Feast Day of The Archangels

Remember their holiness with these delicious dishes.

Today marks the feast day of the Archangels Gabriel, Michael, and Raphael. This day is also known as Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels or Michaelmas.

The liturgy celebrates the feast of the three archangels who are venerated in the tradition of the Church. In Christian angelology, St. Michael is the greatest of all the angels and is honored for defeating Lucifer in the war in heaven. Meanwhile, referred to as the Strength of God, St. Gabriel announced to Zechariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist and the birth of Jesus to Mary. Lastly, St. Raphael served as the Medicine of God who took care of Tobias in his journey.

Celebrate the feast day of the archangels and honor their holiness by preparing these dishes and pastries! (Read: Meet the Three Archangels: Gabriel, Michael, Raphael)

Bannock 

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Photo from Calgary Herald

For those unfamiliar with bannock, it is a variety of flatbread baked from grain and usually cut into sections. According to the Cooking with the Saints cookbook, on the Islands of Scotland, St. Michael is a popular saint, and it is an ancient tradition to eat bannock on his feast day. Everyone in the household, including visitors, must eat a piece of it on a griddle. This is actually easy to prepare! It has a buttery flavor and soft texture. You can add some blueberries to make it sweeter.

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Apple chicken

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Photo from Taste of Home

The feast day of the archangels is often associated with the end of the harvest based on tradition. So, why don’t you prepare different autumnal or harvest dishes to commemorate this day? For a delicious and healthy dish, apple chicken is a good choice. It may not be the typical Filipino dish, but you will love the sweet and savory taste of it, as well as the juicy chicken soaked in a creamy sauce. You can just use a few pieces of fresh apples you always buy at the market! (Read: 3 Holiday Recipes from the Pope’s Hometown)

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Blackberry pie

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Photo from Tastes of Lizzy T

According to old folklore, Satan spat on blackberries and cursed them on the day of Michaelmas. As the greatest of all angels, St. Michael defeated Satan. That’s why a dish or pastry with blackberries would be perfect for showing your courage and resistance against the evils. But here’s an important reminder from the story; people who celebrate the feast day of the archangels must not consume blackberries after September 29 due to the curse. The common blackberry dessert you can make for today is blackberry pie! You can only bake a smaller one, enough for you and your family, so there will be no leftovers. Mix it with lemon or cinnamon for a tangy twist!

Get the recipe here.

Roasted carrots

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Photo from Cafe Delites

As per The Catholic Home book, carrots play a prominent role in Scotland on this feast. Since St. Raphael is considered a patron saint of the blind, who heals those who have eyesight problems, any dish made of or mixed with carrots is also the best option! This easy to cook honey garlic butter roasted carrots will surely grace your dining table with its aroma and mouth-watering flavor. If you already prepared an ulam, it can be served as a side dish. A simple yet tasty and healthy dish, it has the right balance of sweet and salty flavors that is irresistible. (Read: LIST: Fruits and Vegetables You Can Re-Grow From Leftovers)

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