If It’s Monday, It Must Be Red Beans and Rice

It’s Monday morning, the traditional wash day in times before washers and dryers came on the scene. So how will you feed a hungry family and get through that wash load? Just set a big ol’ pot of red beans and a big ol’ pot of rice on the stove, and forget about ’em. A delicious meal will be ready for you whenever the laundry’s done!



For a downloadable/printable version of this recipe, click: Red Beans and Rice, New Orleans Style + Creole Seasoning

Submitted by: Brian Reid from St. George’s Episcopal Church, New Orleans. Brian has contributed recipes that have appeared in The Times-Picayune and other local publications.


Two Tables


Preparing and sharing food around a common table does more than physically nourish us and those we love. Maggy Keet demonstrates the interplay between food and faith at two tables – the altar and the kitchen table.

During the coming Advent season, we will share recipes from many cultures and traditions. It’s an invitation to try new things, and indulge in some old ones. It’s about preparing and sharing. It’s about personal and cultural memory, and it’s what feeds us body and soul.

For he satisfies the thirsty, and the hungry he fills with good things. ~ Psalm 107:9

Coming Sunday, November 20:  Stir up a traditional Christmas pudding