Grace Matters! 

Have you ever been one bite into your meal and realized that you hadn’t blessed it? That happens all the time in my house! It seems like on a busy day, the children can turn the blessing into a hand jester versus a heartfelt prayer.

This can be a challenge with raising kids, but it is well worth the time and energy to teach them how to properly thank God for the gift of food. As Catholics, we have a beautiful and universal prayer: “Bless us, O Lord, in these thy gifts that we are about to receive from Thy bounty from Christ Our Lord.” These few words can do wonders in teaching our children to pause and thank our Creator for all that we have been given. When we view food as a gift, it can help create a positive attitude of those at the meal table! Some Catholic families also choose to add on prayers for the poor souls, the hungry of the world, and even say a Hail Mary or sing a little hymn.




The recipe for “Bean’s on the Go” is found in the recipe section. It can either be a side dish or a hearty dinner. My family loves this dish!