The important point here is that the kitchen was a proper size for a throne from where she ruled her house until widowed and her children had acquired kitchens of their own.
Among the activities: Hugs, screams, reports on missed events, survival skills.
The meal will go a long way to restore spirits and some equilibrium. And I will chant Everything is fine! fine! FINE!!!
The one thing I’ll ask of you is to eat more soda bread than get stupefying drunk
M.F.K. Fisher’s advice on stockpiling: Probably the best way to stock your shelf is to buy two cans of vegetables and so forth when you only need one, if your local rationings [modern revision: if available] allows it. Make a list of what you would like to have, and gradually accumulate it, if you can afford it….whiskey and a good stable wine.”
After the week we’ve had, it seems horrifically ironic that I planned the soup days before.
This takes me to 3:42 a.m. It’s not that I can not sleep, it’s that I can not stay asleep.
This year’s holiday season is anything but normal. Despite this, with some effort, we can still celebrate and discover ways to find joy, hope and connection.
There are presents to wrap, blessings to add to the family’s current list. The first of many warm holiday winter drinks wait to be brewed.
This is a preview of tomorrow’s post. I hope you come back to read the full account of the fun Lisa and I had baking a lot more cookies.