Yesterday was the true cross-quarter day for Lughnasadh. I spent the day mostly at work, then I came home and got some time in with my friends online. I also used the day to work some ritual spelling and managed to do a couple of tarot readings. What’s really nice, I was able to cook and spend some time walking with my dog outside, enjoying how lovely everything looks around here.
What more is done on Lughnasadh? It’s all about the harvest season, the time of preparation for the fall. It’s a time to enjoy the sunshine, the warmth and the bountiful harvests pf food and animals. I spent time thinking about how we forget how we get our meat besides wrapped in plastic at the grocery store. Same with the veggies and fruits. It was a time to think of the blessings of my family, also welcoming my newest family member into the fold.
One of the major things I like to make is my pork tenderloin roast. What I do is use Italian dressing for a base marinade, adding in Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and balsamic vinegar. I let it sit in a cool container in the refrigerator for about 2-4 hours, overnight if I can do it, then put it in a slow cooker to cook on low heat for about 6-8 hours. The result is scrumptious!