Monday, March 31, 2008

Lily Sandwiches

Lily Sandwiches for Our Lady

( from Catholic Traditions

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 2-3 TBSP milk
  • 20 slices fresh white bread
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • green pepper
  • carrot
Combine and work into a paste the cheese, cream, salt, and paprika.

Remove crusts from bread. Roll into cornucopia shape by bringing two straight edges together and letting them overlap slightly. Hold the edges together with a little bit of the cheese mixture, pressing gently. Roll and chill the bread "lilies" before filling.

After sandwiches are filled with the cream cheese mixture, insert a thin strip of carrot for a stamen. Cut bell pepper into leaf shapes and attach a leaf to each sandwich with additional cheese.

Chill sandwiches until time to serve.

Yield: 20 finger Sandwiches

The lily of the valley is a symbol for the Blessed Virgin Mary because of its pure white flowers, sweet smell and humble appearance. It symbolized Mary’s Immaculate Conception and represents the purity of both body and soul by which Mary found favor with God.

We made these sandwiches for our afternoon snack on the Feast of the Annunciation. Other than the peppers, they were a hit with my children.
I thought they were pretty yummy too! I posted the rest of what we did to celebrate on my other blog, Shower of Roses.

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1 comment:

  1. Used this recipe for St. Joseph's feast day. Love it and the family loved it! Thanks for the great idea.