Baking, Remembering & Feeling Blessed
I was also thinking about baking with my mom. My mom stayed at home and worked with the family business (from home). It was a rare occasion that I actually got to see or help her bake. Everything was usually done while we were at school. I was a very lucky & spoiled child. Now days we always talk about how spoiled our own children are with their cell phones and iPods and game systems. I think, though, that we are the lucky ones. I remembered the kitchen table being covered in tin foil for the cookies to be cooled on. I have a cooling rack with 2 shelves. My grandmother mixed everything by hand. We now have hand mixers & stand mixers (although Bug and I really do prefer to mix everything by hand). When I am done baking I throw everything into the dishwasher, not the case for my mother. Not only did I grow up spoiled and lucky, but I still am.
I really do feel blessed today to be able to spend time baking with my girls and helping SAW with his homework. I am glad that I have the option to stay home with them like my mother did.